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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mey 17VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 17’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 902-3.

Anonymous PoemsHeilagra meyja drápa

form ‘form’

form (noun n.): form

[1] form: so 713, forn 721


[1] form ‘form’: viz. of a poem; a term otherwise used in this sense only in Árni Gd 43/1IV (also in the context of a stef).


og ‘and’

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

[3] og: so 713, om. 721


Ynnilig ‘beloved’

ynniligr (adj.): beloved

[5] Ynnilig: ‘Ynneliga’ 713


allra ‘all’

allr (adj.): all


af ‘from’

af (prep.): from

[6] af: með 713


Máría ‘Mary’

María (noun f.): Mary


sjálf ‘herself’

sjalfr (adj.): self


stýrir ‘rules over’

stýra (verb): steer, control


móðurliga ‘motherly’

móðurliga (adv.): motherly


öllu ‘everything’

allr (adj.): all


góðu ‘good’

góðr (adj.): good


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[5-8]: These ll. are the first instance of the poem’s first stef ‘refrain’ (there are two of them) and are signalled by a cross in the left margins of 721 and 713. Stef 1 is repeated in sts 21 and 25.


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