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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Líkn 31VII

[1] heill ver kross ‘hail, Cross’: A characteristic beginning of hymns on the Cross: e.g. Salve crux sancta ‘Hail, holy Cross’ (Mone 1853-5, I, 111; cf. 103, 109), Salve crux, arbor / vitae praeclara ‘Hail, Cross, celebrated tree of life’ (AH 54, 192; cf. 194); cf. the late medieval Krossþulur 2/1 Heill serttu krucius | kross enn helge ‘Hail, excruciating holy Cross’ (ÍM I.2, 240).


  1. Bibliography
  2. AH = Dreves, G. M., C. Blume and H. M. Bannister, eds. 1886-1922. Analecta hymnica medii aeui. 55 vols. Leipzig: Reisland. Rpt. 1961. New York: Johnson.
  3. ÍM = Jón Helgason, ed. 1936-8. Íslenzk miðaldarkvæði: Islandske digte fra senmiddelalderen. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Munksgaard.
  4. Mone, Franz Joseph, ed. 1853-5. Hymni latini medii aevi. 3 vols. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder.


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