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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Andr 1VII

Ian McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Andréasdrápa 1’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 846.

Anonymous PoemsAndréasdrápa

text and translation

Enn kom elsku þinnar
annarr drottins manna
fýstr í faðminn hæsta,
frið bjóðandi þjóðum.
Fekk Andréas yndi
æstr á krossi mæstum
lofandi guðs í lífi
líkjari himinríkis.

Enn kom annarr drottins manna fýstr þinnar elsku í hæsta faðminn, bjóðandi frið þjóðum. Æstr Andréas, í lífi lofandi líkjari guðs, fekk yndi himinríkis á mæstum krossi.
‘Again came another of the Lord’s men, eager for your love, into the highest embrace, offering peace to nations. Most noble Andrew, in his life a praiseworthy imitator of God, obtained the joy of the kingdom of heaven on the most glorious cross.

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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: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 8]. Af et digt om Andreas 1: AII, 508, BII, 558, Skald II, 305-6; Konráð Gíslason 1860, 558.


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