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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Lil 68VII

Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 68’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 639-40.

Anonymous PoemsLilja

text and translation

Umrennandi sjau að sinnum
sjau daga grein og þar til einum,
hingað sendi hann helgan anda
hreinferðugastan lærisveinum.
Vegsamligr til handar hægri
hann er guðs með virðing sannri;
sinn bjóðandi faðminn fríða
fyrða laðar til himna dýrðar.

Að umrennandi grein sjau sinnum sjau daga og þar til einum, sendi hann hingað lærisveinum hreinferðugastan helgan anda. Hann er vegsamligr til hægri handar guðs með sannri virðing; bjóðandi sinn fríða faðminn laðar fyrða til dýrðar himna.
‘When a period of seven times seven days plus one had run its course, he sent hither to his disciples the most pure Holy Spirit. He is glorious at the right hand of God with true worship; offering his fair embrace, he invites men to the glory of the heavens.

notes and context

[1]: The construction + pres. part. is used to express elapsed time. See NS §229, Anm. 2, for analogous examples. The same formula appears in 36/5-6. — [7-8]: Cf. Líkn 28/1-2, 42/7, and 45/5. Cf. also Lil 74/2.



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Eysteinn Ásgrímsson, Lilja 68: AII, 385, BII, 408, Skald II, 223, NN §2629 E.


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