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Anon Mey 39VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 39’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 915-16.

Anonymous PoemsHeilagra meyja drápa
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Bál var kynt um brúði sæla;
bik vellanda um meyna helliz;
Lúcía stóð í loganum blessuð
lof færandi drottni kærum.
Lýðrinn fyldiz ljótrar æði;
leggur einn af greifans seggjum
hvíta frú með hvössu spjóti;
heldr hun nú með drottni veldi.

Bál var kynt um sæla brúði; vellanda bik helliz um meyna; blessuð Lúcía stóð í loganum færandi lof kærum drottni. Lýðrinn fyldiz ljótrar æði; einn af greifans seggjum leggur hvíta frú með hvössu spjóti; hun heldr nú veldi með drottni.

A fire was kindled around the blessed bride; boiling pitch is poured over the maiden; the blessed Lucy stood in the flame giving praise to the dear Lord. The people were filled with ugly rage; one of the count’s men pierces the bright lady with a sharp spear; she now holds power with the Lord.

Mss: 721(9r), 713(26)

Readings: [2] um: á 713    [3] loganum: so 713, om. 721

Editions: Skj AII, 534, Skj BII, 591-2, Skald II, 327, NN §3397n.

Notes: [1]: This l. is exactly the same as st. 28/1.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
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