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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Pétrsdrápa (Pét) - 54

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

David McDougall 2007, ‘ Anonymous, Pétrsdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 796-844. <> (accessed 26 May 2022)

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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, 844

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54 — Anon Pét 54VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 54’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 844.

Énéas lofi launar
lasta brjót á móti
reistr af kör og Kristum
kátr trúliga játar.
Gladdiz lýðr í Lidda
leystr af villu geystri;
Pétro virðing veitir
víð borg þessi síðan.

Énéas, reistr af kör, launar {brjót lasta} lofi á móti og játar kátr trúliga Kristum. Lýðr í Lidda, leystr af geystri villu, gladdiz; víð borg þessi veitir virðing Pétro síðan.

Eneas, raised from his sickbed, pays {the breaker of sins} [APOSTLE] with praise in return, and, joyful, faithfully acknowledges Christ. The people in Lydda, freed from headlong error, rejoiced; this spacious city pays honour to Peter thereafter.

Mss: 621(59v)

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 54: AII, 508, BII, 557-8, Skald II, 305; Kahle 1898, 90; Konráð Gíslason 1860, 557.

Notes: [All]: Cf. Acts IX.32-5; Pétr 40/2-9; [Pseudo-] Peter Comestor, Historia actuum apostolorum, ch. 45, col. 1674A-D. — [2] brjót lasta ‘the breaker of sins’: Cf. Arngr Gd 16/4IV meinabrjótr ‘the breaker of harms’; Lil 47/8 synda brjót ‘the breaker of sins [= God (= Christ)]’.

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