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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, 907

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24 — Anon Mey 24VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 24’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 907.

Burðugt víf fekk bana með sverði;
blæða tók þá mjólk úr æðum;
hennar luktu holdið sanna
hreinir englar marmarasteini.
Kátrínam fyr miskunn mæta
mætur leiddi í hæsta sæti
guðs unnasti himins og hennar;
hennar nafn er sælt meðal kvenna.

 

The high-born woman received death by the sword; milk then bled from [her] veins; pure angels covered her true body with a marble stone. The precious beloved of God and of her led Catherine to the highest seat of heaven on account of precious mercy; her name is blessed among women.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 24 (AII, 531; BII, 588); Skald II, 325, NN §1841.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 11v - 11v  transcr.  image  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 25, 2 - 25, 4 ()  image  image  
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