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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Pétrsdrápa (Pét) - 54

Pétrsdrápa (‘Drápa about the Apostle Peter’) — Anon PétVII

David McDougall 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Pétrsdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 796-844.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder, Pétrsdrápa (AII, 500-8, BII, 545-58)

SkP info: VII, 797-8

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1 — Anon Pét 1VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 1’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 797-8.

Orð satt upphafs gjörði*
eitt næst stafi hæsta
— orð trúi* fyst það * fyrðar —
föður líkt, og með ríkti.
Gjörði alt með orði
ítr guð* stórt og lítið;
orð var sent, en særðiz
sonr, mey guðs, að deyja.

Eitt satt orð, líkt föður, gjörði* næst hæsta upphafs stafi og ríkti með; trúi* fyrðar fyst það * orð. Ítr guð* gjörði alt, stórt og lítið, með orði; orð var sent {mey guðs}, en sonr særðiz að deyja.

The one true word, like the Father, made completely the highest beginnings and ruled with [him]; let men believe that word [was] first. Glorious God made everything, great and small, with the word; the word was sent {to the maid of God} [= Mary], but [her] son was wounded to die [i.e. to death].

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 1 (AII, 500-1; BII, 545); Skald II, 299, NN §§1707, 1708, 2831; Kahle 1898, 78, 109.

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AM 621 4° (621) 57v, 5 - 57v, 7 (Pétr)  transcr.  image  
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