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Anon Mdr 20VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríudrápa 20’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 495-6.

Anonymous PoemsMáríudrápa
192021

text and translation

Fagnaðu, mildi megnuð
móðir alls ins góða;
sonr þinn sínum mönnum
setr öllum þig betri.
Þinn brár hljómr á himnum
hljóð yfir allar þjóðar;
frumtígnuð, mátt fagna,
frú mín, lofi þínu.

Fagnaðu, móðir alls ins góða, megnuð mildi; sonr þinn setr þig betri öllum mönnum sínum. Hljómr þinn brár á himnum, hljóð yfir allar þjóðar; frumtígnuð frú mín, mátt fagna lofi þínu.
 
‘Rejoice, mother of everything good, strengthened with mercy; your son places you above all his men. Your sound shines in the heavens, your tune over all peoples; my lady, foremost in honour, you can rejoice in your praise.

notes and context

This st., on the Coronation of the Virgin, completes the poet’s allusion to her five joys. However, he seems not to have modelled himself here on a verse from Gaude virgo gratiosa.

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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. 1]. En drape om jomfru Maria (Máríudrápa) 20: AII, 467-8, BII, 501, Skald II, 273, NN §§1647, 3350; Rydberg 1907, 36, 55, Attwood 1996a, 107, 308.

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