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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, 833-4

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42 — Anon Pét 42VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 42’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 833-4.

Fótr hnögg föðurins sæta;
fagnaðr jókz af magni
oss, þvíað vára* vissi
valdr breyskleika aldar.
Neitar nafn fyr ótta
nauðigur sitt dauðans;
orð guðs — ambátt spurði —
angrs varð framm að ganga.

Fótr föðurins sæta hnögg; fagnaðr jókz oss af magni, þvíað {valdr aldar} vissi vára* breyskleika. Nauðigur neitar sitt nafn fyr ótta dauðans; ambátt spurði; orð guðs angrs varð að ganga framm.

The foot of the beloved father stumbled; joy was increased mightily for us, because {the ruler of mankind} [= God (= Christ)] knew our frailties. Reluctant, he denies his name out of fear of death; the maidservant asked; the word of God’s sorrow [i.e. Christ’s sad prediction] had to be fulfilled.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 42 (AII, 506; BII, 555); Skald II, 304, NN §1744; Kahle 1898, 87.

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