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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Drápa af Máríugrát (Mgr) - 52

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

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘ 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. <> (accessed 29 November 2021)

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

SkP info: VII, 788-9

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42 — Anon Mgr 42VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 42’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 788-9.

Hvern dag fimm vil eg heyra snemma
höfuðfagnaði grams kveða bragna
móður; bið eg, að mínir lýðir
minniz þeira orða svinnir.
Kenna mun eg þá alla og inna
— orð sönn eru það — lærðum mönnum;
næsta er skylt, að nemi sem flestir
nýtar bænir kristnir ýtar.

Hvern dag snemma vil eg heyra bragna kveða fimm höfuðfagnaði {móður grams}; eg bið, að svinnir lýðir mínir minniz þeira orða. Eg mun kenna þá alla og inna lærðum mönnum; það eru sönn orð; næsta er skylt, að kristnir ýtar nemi sem flestir nýtar bænir.

Every day early I want to hear men recite the five supreme joys {of the mother of the ruler} [= Mary]; I pray that my wise people recall those words. I will teach them all and tell them to learned men; those are true words; next it is necessary that as many Christian people as possible learn the useful prayers.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 42 (AII, 480; BII, 517); Skald II, 283, NN §§2681, 2693, 2831, 3356; Kahle 1898, 64, 105, Sperber 1911, 40, 76, Wrightson 2001, 21.


AM 713 4° (713) 128, 3 - 128, 6  transcr.  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 74v, 10 - 74v, 17  transcr.  
AM 920 4°x (920x) 209v, 29 - 210r, 1  transcr.  image  
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