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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Heilagra meyja drápa (Mey) - 60

Heilagra meyja drápa (‘Drápa about Holy Maidens’) — Anon MeyVII

Kirsten Wolf 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Heilagra meyja drápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 891-930.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum, Heilagra meyja drápa. (AII, 526-39, BII, 582-97)

SkP info: VII, 905

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21 — Anon Mey 21VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 21’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 905.

Eftir lífið ótal krafta
einart vinnur sprundið hreina;
sigri hrósar sólu fegri
Cécílía með drottni blessuð.
Ynnilig berr allra kvinna
æru og prís af drottni skærum
Máría sjálf, er meyjum stýrir
móðurliga og öllu góðu.

 

After death [lit. after life] the pure woman incessantly works innumerable miracles; Cecilia, more beautiful than the sun, blessed with the Lord, triumphs. The beloved Mary, who, motherly, rules over maidens and everything good, herself has honour and praise above all women from the bright Lord.

notes: [5-8]: The second iteration of stef 1, first encountered in st. 17. As usual, the scribes of 721 and 713 do not write the helmingr out in full, but mark the occurrence with another cross in the left-hand margin.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 21 (AII, 531; BII, 587); Skald II, 324.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 11v - 11v  transcr.  image  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 24, 27 - 24, 28 ()  image  image  
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