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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Drápa af Máríugrát (Mgr) - 52

Drápa af Máríugrát (‘Drápa about the Lament of Mary’) — Anon MgrVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Drápa af Máríugrát’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 758-95.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr (AII, 472-82, BII, 505-19)

SkP info: VII, 784

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36 — Anon Mgr 36VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 36’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 784.

‘Efalaus var eg, að upp mun*i rísa,
ein þváttdaginn, Kristr inn hreini’;
þjóðir halda því nú síðan
þenna dag til dýrðar henni.
Yfirþjóðkonungs allra jöfra
öllu góðu í himna höllu
ræðr og stýrir mær og móðir
Máría sæl hjá dróttni várum.

‘Eg ein var efalaus þváttdaginn, að inn hreini Kristr mun*i rísa upp’; því halda þjóðir nú síðan þenna dag til dýrðar henni. Mær og {móðir {yfirþjóðkonungs allra jöfra}} ræðr og stýrir öllu góðu í höllu himna, sæl Máría, hjá dróttni várum.

‘I alone was without doubt on the Saturday [lit. wash-day], that the pure Christ would rise up’; therefore people now afterwards hold this day in her honour. The Virgin and {mother {of the supreme king of all princes}} [= God (= Christ) > = Mary] rules and governs everything good in the hall of the heavens, blessed Mary, next to our Lord.

Mss: 713(127)

Readings: [1] mun*i: mundi 713    [5-8] abbrev. as ‘Yfir þíod konungs.’ 713

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 36: AII, 479, BII, 515, Skald II, 282, NN §2680C; Kahle 1898, 63, Sperber 1911, 38, 75-6, Wrightson 2001, 18.

Notes: [1-2]: Cf. Mar (1871, 1011): ok alldri efandizt um hans upprisu ‘and never doubting his resurrection’. — [1] mun*i (3rd pers. sg. pres. subj.) ‘would’: The ms. reading mundi (3rd pers. sg. pret. subj.) ‘would’ makes the l. one syllable too long. See NN §2680C, and the similar construction in 18/5. — [5-8]: For this refrain, see 28/5-8 and 32/5-8.

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