Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Heilagra meyja drápa (Mey) - 60

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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, 926-7

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56 — Anon Mey 56VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 56’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 926-7.

Skólastika var skipuð í sælu
skærust frú með drottni kærum;
hennar tígn var heilög nunna
hreinlífis í klaustri einu.
Benedictus sá blíðr í greinum
bróðir þeirar meyjar góðrar
líða upp af líkam brúðar
ljúfa önd í merki dúfu.

Skólastika, skærust frú, var skipuð í sælu með kærum drottni; hennar tígn var heilög hreinlífis nunna í einu klaustri. Benedictus, blíðr í greinum, bróðir þeirar góðrar meyjar, sá ljúfa önd líða upp af líkam brúðar í merki dúfu.

Scholastica, the brightest lady, was received into bliss with the dear Lord; her distinction was [as] a holy, chaste nun in a convent. Benedict, gentle in [his] actions, the brother of that good maiden, saw the beloved soul rise up from the body of the woman in the form of a dove.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 56 (AII, 598; BII, 596); Skald II, 330, NN §§2970C, 2971D, 2979.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 10r - 10r (Mey)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 27, 33 - 28, 2  image  image  
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