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Anon Lil 6VII

Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 6’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 568-9.

Anonymous PoemsLilja
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er ‘is’

2. vera (verb): be, is, was, were, are, am

[1] er hverjum: hverjum er 99a, 622, 713, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 705ˣ, 4892

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hverjum ‘than everyone’

2. hverr (pron.): who, whom, each, every

[1] er hverjum: hverjum er 99a, 622, 713, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 705ˣ, 4892

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fyrstu ‘the begining’

fyrstu (adv.): beginning

[2] fyrstu: ‘fystu hann’ 713

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prýddi ‘adorned’

prýða (verb): adorn

[3] prýddi: og prýddi 99a

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þrysvar ‘three times’

þrysvar (adv.): three times, thrice

notes

[3, 4] þrysvar þrennum … stiettar eingla ‘three times three orders of angels’: Medieval theologians reckoned nine orders of angels, a number they derived from nine names for angels mentioned in the Bible. Cf. the homily for All Saints in HomÍsl: þeir eſ gréinaſc inio svéiter. þat ero ę́rer. oc hofoþ ę́rer. craftar. veldes englar oc hofoþenglar. drótnar oc ſtólar cherubím þat es fylling speke. oc ſeraphím þat ero breɴeɴdr eþa logeɴdr ‘they are divided into nine choirs: angels and archangels, principalities, powers and virtues, dominations and thrones, cherubim (the fulfilment of wisdom) and seraphim, who are burning or flaming’ (HomÍsl 1993, 18v; cf. HómNo, 137 and Þorvaldur Bjarnarson 1878, 64-5). A popular tradition associated with Dionysius the Areopagite divided the orders or choirs into three groups of three, cf. the Lat. Eluc: M. – Propter Trinitatem: in novenario enim numero ternarius tertio fit repetitus ‘Master: On account of the Trinity: because in the nonary number the ternary is repeated three times’ (Le Fꜵvre 1954, 366). See also Note to 1/1, stietta.

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þrennum ‘three’

þrennr (adj.): three(fold)

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[3, 4] þrysvar þrennum … stiettar eingla ‘three times three orders of angels’: Medieval theologians reckoned nine orders of angels, a number they derived from nine names for angels mentioned in the Bible. Cf. the homily for All Saints in HomÍsl: þeir eſ gréinaſc inio svéiter. þat ero ę́rer. oc hofoþ ę́rer. craftar. veldes englar oc hofoþenglar. drótnar oc ſtólar cherubím þat es fylling speke. oc ſeraphím þat ero breɴeɴdr eþa logeɴdr ‘they are divided into nine choirs: angels and archangels, principalities, powers and virtues, dominations and thrones, cherubim (the fulfilment of wisdom) and seraphim, who are burning or flaming’ (HomÍsl 1993, 18v; cf. HómNo, 137 and Þorvaldur Bjarnarson 1878, 64-5). A popular tradition associated with Dionysius the Areopagite divided the orders or choirs into three groups of three, cf. the Lat. Eluc: M. – Propter Trinitatem: in novenario enim numero ternarius tertio fit repetitus ‘Master: On account of the Trinity: because in the nonary number the ternary is repeated three times’ (Le Fꜵvre 1954, 366). See also Note to 1/1, stietta.

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trúa ‘belief’

1. trúa (noun f.; °trú): faith, belief

[4] trúa: trú 4892

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eingla ‘of angels’

1. engill (noun m.; °engils; englar): angel

notes

[3, 4] þrysvar þrennum … stiettar eingla ‘three times three orders of angels’: Medieval theologians reckoned nine orders of angels, a number they derived from nine names for angels mentioned in the Bible. Cf. the homily for All Saints in HomÍsl: þeir eſ gréinaſc inio svéiter. þat ero ę́rer. oc hofoþ ę́rer. craftar. veldes englar oc hofoþenglar. drótnar oc ſtólar cherubím þat es fylling speke. oc ſeraphím þat ero breɴeɴdr eþa logeɴdr ‘they are divided into nine choirs: angels and archangels, principalities, powers and virtues, dominations and thrones, cherubim (the fulfilment of wisdom) and seraphim, who are burning or flaming’ (HomÍsl 1993, 18v; cf. HómNo, 137 and Þorvaldur Bjarnarson 1878, 64-5). A popular tradition associated with Dionysius the Areopagite divided the orders or choirs into three groups of three, cf. the Lat. Eluc: M. – Propter Trinitatem: in novenario enim numero ternarius tertio fit repetitus ‘Master: On account of the Trinity: because in the nonary number the ternary is repeated three times’ (Le Fꜵvre 1954, 366). See also Note to 1/1, stietta.

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stiettar ‘orders’

stétt (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): path

[4] stiettar: stiettum 99a, 622, 713, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 705ˣ, 4892, stietta 720b

notes

[3, 4] þrysvar þrennum … stiettar eingla ‘three times three orders of angels’: Medieval theologians reckoned nine orders of angels, a number they derived from nine names for angels mentioned in the Bible. Cf. the homily for All Saints in HomÍsl: þeir eſ gréinaſc inio svéiter. þat ero ę́rer. oc hofoþ ę́rer. craftar. veldes englar oc hofoþenglar. drótnar oc ſtólar cherubím þat es fylling speke. oc ſeraphím þat ero breɴeɴdr eþa logeɴdr ‘they are divided into nine choirs: angels and archangels, principalities, powers and virtues, dominations and thrones, cherubim (the fulfilment of wisdom) and seraphim, who are burning or flaming’ (HomÍsl 1993, 18v; cf. HómNo, 137 and Þorvaldur Bjarnarson 1878, 64-5). A popular tradition associated with Dionysius the Areopagite divided the orders or choirs into three groups of three, cf. the Lat. Eluc: M. – Propter Trinitatem: in novenario enim numero ternarius tertio fit repetitus ‘Master: On account of the Trinity: because in the nonary number the ternary is repeated three times’ (Le Fꜵvre 1954, 366). See also Note to 1/1, stietta.

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þó ‘nevertheless’

þó (adv.): though

[5] þó: om. 4892

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jafn ‘the same’

jafn (adj.; °comp. -ari, superl. -astr): even, just

notes

[5] jafn ‘the same’: JH notes that emending to jafnt ‘likewise’ would improve the text considerably: ‘before anything existed, and likewise after, he was enough in himself’.

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síðan ‘afterwards’

síðan (adv.): later, then

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ærinn ‘sufficient’

œrinn (adj.): ample, sufficient

[6] ærinn: ‘ædri’ 720b

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[6]: Ms. 720b concludes with the word sier from this l.

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sier ‘in himself’

sik (pron.; °gen. sín, dat. sér): (refl. pron.)

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[6]: Ms. 720b concludes with the word sier from this l.

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en ‘’

4. en (conj.): than

[6] en: er 4892

notes

[6]: Ms. 720b concludes with the word sier from this l.

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skepnan ‘creation’

skepna (noun f.; °-u; -ur): creation

notes

[6]: Ms. 720b concludes with the word sier from this l.

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væri ‘existed’

2. vera (verb): be, is, was, were, are, am

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[6]: Ms. 720b concludes with the word sier from this l.

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heim ‘the world’

heimr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i/-; -ar): home, abode; world

[7] heim: heima Vb, 41 8°ˣ

notes

[7-8] heim og … tíma tvá jafnaldra ‘world and ... time, two [entities] of the same age’: This reflects the philosophical notion that time is the measure of change. Before anything was created, there was not change, and hence no time. God, who does not participate in change, is outside of time.

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og ‘and’

3. ok (conj.): and, but; also

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[7-8] heim og … tíma tvá jafnaldra ‘world and ... time, two [entities] of the same age’: This reflects the philosophical notion that time is the measure of change. Before anything was created, there was not change, and hence no time. God, who does not participate in change, is outside of time.

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teygði ‘stretched out’

teygja (verb): lead, entice

[7] teygði: tengdi Vb, 41 8°ˣ

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tíma ‘time’

tíma (verb): [time]

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[7-8] heim og … tíma tvá jafnaldra ‘world and ... time, two [entities] of the same age’: This reflects the philosophical notion that time is the measure of change. Before anything was created, there was not change, and hence no time. God, who does not participate in change, is outside of time.

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tvá ‘two’

tveir (num. cardinal): two

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[7-8] heim og … tíma tvá jafnaldra ‘world and ... time, two [entities] of the same age’: This reflects the philosophical notion that time is the measure of change. Before anything was created, there was not change, and hence no time. God, who does not participate in change, is outside of time.

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jafn ‘of the same’

jafn (adj.; °comp. -ari, superl. -astr): even, just < jafnaldri (noun m.)

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[7-8] heim og … tíma tvá jafnaldra ‘world and ... time, two [entities] of the same age’: This reflects the philosophical notion that time is the measure of change. Before anything was created, there was not change, and hence no time. God, who does not participate in change, is outside of time.

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aldra ‘age’

2. -aldri (adj.): [age] < jafnaldri (noun m.)

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[7-8] heim og … tíma tvá jafnaldra ‘world and ... time, two [entities] of the same age’: This reflects the philosophical notion that time is the measure of change. Before anything was created, there was not change, and hence no time. God, who does not participate in change, is outside of time.

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valdi ‘power’

valdr (adj.): power

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