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Anon Mey 19VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 19’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 904.

Anonymous PoemsHeilagra meyja drápa
181920

Almákíus ‘Almacius’

Almákíus (noun m.): [Almacius]

[1] Almákíus: ‘Almáchius’ 713

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næmdr ‘deprived’

1. næma (verb): deprive

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dæmdi ‘condemned’

dœma (verb; °-mð-): judge

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mild ‘the gentle’

mildr (adj.; °compar. -ri/-ari, superl. -astr): mild, gentle, gracious, generous

kennings

mild meyja Krists
‘the gentle maiden of Christ ’
   = HOLY WOMAN

the gentle maiden of Christ → HOLY WOMAN
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á ‘’

3. á (prep.): on, at

[3] á: í 713

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milli ‘between’

milli (prep.): between

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meyja ‘maiden’

meyja (noun f.; °-u): maiden, virgin

kennings

mild meyja Krists
‘the gentle maiden of Christ ’
   = HOLY WOMAN

the gentle maiden of Christ → HOLY WOMAN
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Krists ‘of Christ’

Kristr (noun m.; °-s/-, dat. -i; -ar): Christ

kennings

mild meyja Krists
‘the gentle maiden of Christ ’
   = HOLY WOMAN

the gentle maiden of Christ → HOLY WOMAN
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Dægur ‘days’

dœgr (noun n.; °-s; -): day and night; 24h period

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[5] sex dægur ‘for three days’: Dægr means a period of twelve hours of either night or day, so that six dægur make three days.

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sex ‘three’

sex (num. cardinal): six

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[5] sex dægur ‘for three days’: Dægr means a period of twelve hours of either night or day, so that six dægur make three days.

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dáliga ‘wretchedly’

dáliga (adv.): [wretchedly]

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báli ‘conflagration’

bál (noun n.; °-s; -): fire

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sjálf ‘itself’

sjalfr (adj.): self

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hlífði ‘protected’

hlífa (verb): protect

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