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Anon Lil 36VII

Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 36’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 605-6.

Anonymous PoemsLilja
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þrettánda ‘the thirteenth’

þrettándi (num. ordinal): thirteenth

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til ‘to’

til (prep.): to

[1] til: om. 622

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er ‘who’

2. er (conj.): who, which, when

[2] er: að 622

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austr ‘in the eastern part’

3. austr (adv.; °compar. -ar, superl. -ast): east, in the east

[3] austr: austan Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 4892

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í ‘of’

í (prep.): in, into

[3] í: so 99a, 622, 713, 705ˣ, om. Bb, um Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 4892

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offri ‘offering’

offra (verb): sacrifice, offer

[3] offri: offrið 99a, 705ˣ, offrin Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 4892

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kómu ‘came’

koma (verb; kem, kom/kvam, kominn): come

[3] kómu: kvomu 713

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ungan ‘the young’

ungr (adj.): young

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‘to’

5. at (nota): to (with infinitive)

[4] að: þeir 4892

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[4] að prísa á þannveg ‘to honour in that way’: Other mss have heiðra þann veg with much the same meaning and their wording has been preferred by Skj B and Skald.

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prísa ‘honour’

2. prísa (verb): praise

[4] prísa á: heiðra 99a, 622, 713, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 705ˣ, 4892

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[4] að prísa á þannveg ‘to honour in that way’: Other mss have heiðra þann veg with much the same meaning and their wording has been preferred by Skj B and Skald.

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á ‘in’

3. á (prep.): on, at

[4] prísa á: heiðra 99a, 622, 713, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 705ˣ, 4892

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[4] að prísa á þannveg ‘to honour in that way’: Other mss have heiðra þann veg with much the same meaning and their wording has been preferred by Skj B and Skald.

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þannveg ‘that way’

þannig (adv.): thus, there, that way

[4] þannveg: þannin 713, 4892

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[4] að prísa á þannveg ‘to honour in that way’: Other mss have heiðra þann veg with much the same meaning and their wording has been preferred by Skj B and Skald.

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sex ‘of six’

sex (num. cardinal): six

[5] sex: sjau 622, 713, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 4892

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fjórum ‘four’

fjórir (num. cardinal): four

[6] fjórum: so 705ˣ, þar til Bb, 99a, 622, 713, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, þar að 4892

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offraz ‘to be offered’

offra (verb): sacrifice, offer

[7] offraz: offrið 622, 4892

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[7] offraz ‘offered’: The verbal echo of offri ‘offering’ (l. 3) points out the relationship between the offering of the Magi and Jesus’ offering of himself. Cf. the secreta of the mass for the Epiphany: Ecclesie tue quesumus domine dona propicius intuere. quibus non iam aurus thus et mirrha profertur: sed quod eiſdem muneribus declaratur immolatur et sumitur. Jesus Christus dominus noster ‘Lord, we ask that you regard propitiously the gifts of your church, through which not gold, frankincense, and myrrh are offered, but that which by these gifts is proclaimed, sacrificed, and taken up: Jesus Christ, our Lord’ (Missale pro usu totius regni Norvegie … 1519, a.xviiv).

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kaus ‘chose’

kjósa (verb): choose

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[7] kaus ‘chose’: This detail of the story is unusual. It is more theological than narrative: it emphasizes the voluntary nature of the Incarnation and all that it implies.

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sjálfr ‘himself’

sjalfr (adj.): self

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hválfi ‘the vault’

hvalf (noun n.): vault, coffin

[8] hválfi: hvölfi Vb

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[1-4]: The story of the visit of the Magi is told in Matt. II.1-8. — [5-6]: The construction + pres. part. is used to express elapsed time. See NS §229 Anm. 2, for analogous examples. The same formula appears in 68/1-2. This st. is corrupt in the ms. tradition, which has likely been influenced by st. 68. The reading given here seems most probable: forty is the number of days between Christmas and the Presentation. Only one late ms. supports the reading fjórum, although eds and translators since Páll Hallsson have adopted it (Páll Hallsson 1773, 20; Finnur Jónsson 1772-8, II, 416; Eiríkur Magnússon 1870, 37; Baumgartner 1884, 51; Wisén 1886-9, I, 92; Skj B; Paasche 1915, 64; Åkerblom 1916, 19; Meissner 1922, 15; Skald; Guðbrandur Jónsson 1951, 84 and 165; Lange 1958b, 63; Einar Bragi 1961; Boucher 1985, 2-10; Gunnar Finnbogason 1988, 49; Ødegård 1980, 49; Taillé 1989, 72). — [5-8]: The story of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (also called the Purification of Mary) is told in Luke II.22-40.

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