Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Pétrsdrápa (Pét) - 54

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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, 818-19

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26 — Anon Pét 26VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 26’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 818-19.

Sjau sinnum bauð sanna
sök meingerðum aukinn
Pétro löst fyrirláta
lofta gramr eða oftar.
Satt kvaz segja drottinn
sínum vin og tínir:
‘Sjautigum sakar eigi
sjau sinnum þier minniz!’

{Gramr lofta} bauð Pétro fyrirláta sanna sök, löst aukinn meingerðum, sjau sinnum eða oftar. Drottinn kvaz segja satt sínum vin og tínir: ‘Sjautigum sinnum sjau minniz þier eigi sakar!’

{The king of heavens} [= God (= Christ)] commanded Peter to forgive a true offence, a sin augmented by injuries, seven times or more often. The Lord said that he spoke the truth to his friend and declares: ‘Seventy times seven [times] be not mindful of an offence!’

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 26 (AII, 504; BII, 551); Skald II, 302; Kahle 1898, 83, 110.

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AM 621 4° (621) 58v, 15 - 58v, 17  transcr.  image  
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