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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Heildr 18VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilags anda drápa 18’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 467.

Anonymous PoemsHeilags anda drápa
1718

Fróns ‘of the earth’

2. frón (noun n.): earth, land

kennings

Sá framr hirðir fróns,
‘May that outstanding shepherd of the earth, ’
   = God

May that outstanding shepherd of the earth, → God
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‘that’

1. sá (pron.; °gen. þess, dat. þeim, acc. þann; f. sú, gen. þeirrar, acc. þá; n. þat, dat. því; pl. m. þeir, f. þǽ---): that (one), those

kennings

Sá framr hirðir fróns,
‘May that outstanding shepherd of the earth, ’
   = God

May that outstanding shepherd of the earth, → God
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hirðir ‘shepherd’

hirðir (noun m.; °hirðis/hirðirs, dat. & acc. hirði; hirðar/hirðir): guardian, keeper, pastor

kennings

Sá framr hirðir fróns,
‘May that outstanding shepherd of the earth, ’
   = God

May that outstanding shepherd of the earth, → God
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framr ‘outstanding’

framr (adj.; °compar. framari/fremri, superl. framastr/fremstr): outstanding, foremost

kennings

Sá framr hirðir fróns,
‘May that outstanding shepherd of the earth, ’
   = God

May that outstanding shepherd of the earth, → God
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heldr ‘controls’

halda (verb): hold, keep

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eilífu ‘the eternal’

eilífr (adj.): eternal

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Greindr ‘The discerning’

greina (verb): explain, divide

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skínn ‘shines’

skína (verb): shine

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‘…’

(non-lexical)

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In B, Heildr breaks off at the first l. of the stef previously cited in st. 2. The rest of the poem, which must have included the remainder of the stefjabálkr and the slœmr, or conclusion, is not present, and the scribe goes on immediately, at fol. 10r, l. 39, to the beginning of Leið.

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