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Kálf Kátr 36VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa 36’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 953-4.

Kálfr HallssonKátrínardrápa
353637

text and translation

‘Öllum hlutum er æðri og sælli
Jésús Kristr, en fie og listir
umgeypnandi allrar skepnu
er veitandi manni hverjum.
Hirðir blessar himna dýrðar
hljómraddaðr á efsta dómi
— sunnudagr er þá — sínum mönnum;’
svá greinir það mærin hreina.

‘Jésús Kristr er æðri og sælli öllum hlutum, en {umgeypnandi allrar skepnu} er veitandi hverjum manni fie og listir. {Hirðir dýrðar himna} blessar hljómraddaðr sínum mönnum á efsta dómi; sunnudagr er þá’; svá greinir hreina mærin það.
 
‘‘Jesus Christ is higher and more blessed than anything else, and the holder [in his hands] of all creation [= God] grants each man wealth and skills. The shepherd of the glory of the heavens [= God] blesses in a loud voice his men at the Last Judgement; it is then Sunday’; thus the pure maiden explains it.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 11]. Katrínar drápa 36: AII, 523, BII, 578, Skald II, 318, NN §§2963, Anm., 3397M, Kahle 1898, 74, 108, Sperber 1911, 51, 81-2.

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