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Anon Mdr 33VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríudrápa 33’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 505-6.

Anonymous PoemsMáríudrápa
323334

text and translation

Sýn þig, gæzku grundar
guðs f…a móðir
þess, er af þier að vísu
þýðr var borinn með prýði.
Blessuð ván, og bænir
berr, skínandi, þínar
heilagr Kristr í hæsta
himins dýrð, lofi fyrða.

Sýn þig, {f…a móðir guðs}, {grundar gæzku}, þess, er að vísu var borinn af þier, þýðr, með prýði. Og blessuð ván, skínandi lofi fyrða, heilagr Kristr berr bænir þínar í {hæsta dýrð himins}.
 
‘Reveal yourself, … mother of God [= Mary], of the ground of grace [= God (= Christ)], and of that one who in truth was born from you, gentle, with splendour. And, blessed hope, shining with men’s praise, holy Christ carries your prayers into the highest glory of heaven [= Mary].

notes and context

This st. is based on the fourth v. of Ave maris stella: Monstra te esse matrem, / sumat per te precem / qui pro nobis natus / tulit esse tuus ‘Show yourself to be a mother: through you may he take up our prayer, who, born for us, took on being your [Son]’.

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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) 33: AII, 470, BII, 503, Skald II, 275, NN §§1658, 1659, 2669B; Rydberg 1907, 38, 57, Attwood 1996a, 110-11, 311.

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