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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, 763-4

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6 — Anon Mgr 6VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 6’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 763-4.

Guðs son drakk þín brjóstin bæði,
blessuð mær, tóktu færa
tírargjörn af tungu fornri
taldra daga í musterið valda.
Máttugt víf og móðir dróttins,
mætan ofrar himna gæti;
son þinn taldi Síméon þenna
sannan guð og in helga Anna.

 

{God’s son} [= Christ] drank from both your breasts, blessed Virgin, whom you, glory-eager, brought into the excellent temple in the days stipulated by the ancient tongue. Mighty lady and {mother of the Lord}, [= Mary] you hand over {the glorious guardian of the heavens}; [= God (= Christ)] Simeon and the holy Anna declared this son of yours the true God.

notes: For this episode of the Purification of the Virgin and the presentation of Christ in the temple witnessed by the ancient priest Simeon and the prophetess Anna, see Luke II.22-38.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 6 (AII, 473; BII, 506-7); Skald II, 277, NN §2682; Kahle 1898, 56-7, 104, Sperber 1911, 31, 74, Wrightson 2001, 3.

sources

AM 713 4° (713) 124, 10 - 124, 13  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 59v, 3 - 59v, 10  transcr.  
AM 920 4°x (920x) 205v, 9 - 205v, 16  transcr.  image  
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