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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Andr 4VII

Ian McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Andréasdrápa 4’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 849-51.

Anonymous PoemsAndréasdrápa

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*Ostía Jésú Kristi
ágætast fekk sæti;
Andréam sier til yndis
almáttigr guð valdi
— mítis má hann því heita
meginpostulinn kostum
prýddr — og giftu gæddi;
guðs er hann kross á þandur.

{*Ostía Jésú Kristi} fekk ágætast sæti; almáttigr guð valdi Andréam sier til yndis og gæddi giftu; hann má því heita mítis, meginpostulinn prýddr kostum; hann er þandur á guðs kross.
‘The martyr of Jesus Christ [= Andrew] obtained a most excellent place; almighty God chose Andrew for his delight and endowed him with grace; he may therefore be called gentle, the chief Apostle adorned with virtues; he is stretched onto God’s 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 4: AII, 509, BII, 558-9, Skald II, 306, NN §§2296, 2886; Konráð Gíslason 1860, 558.


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