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Anon Mdr 27VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríudrápa 27’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 500-1.

Anonymous PoemsMáríudrápa
262728

text and translation

Hár giefr hjálpir …
heims valdr kyni beima,
Kristr og miskunn mesta,
meginteitum, … veitir.
Lýtr öll veröld ítri
yfirþjóðkonungs móður;
verð er drottning dýrðar
dæmd til efri sæmdar.

{Hár valdr heims} giefr {meginteitum kyni beima} hjálpir … og Kristr veitir mesta miskunn. Öll veröld lýtr {ítri móður yfirþjóðkonungs}; drottning dýrðar er dæmd verð til efri sæmdar.
 
‘The high ruler of the world [= God] gives the very glad kinsfolk of men [MANKIND] … helps … and Christ grants the greatest mercy. The whole world bows down before the glorious mother of the supreme king <= God> [= Mary]; the queen of glory is adjudged worthy of very high honour.

notes and context

[5-8]: Repetition of the third stef (also at sts 9 and 18) is indicated by an obelos in the right margin at 14r/19.

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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) 27: AII, 469, BII, 502, Skald II, 274; Rydberg 1907, 37, 56, Attwood 1996a, 109, 310.

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