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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mey 41VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 41’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 917.

Anonymous PoemsHeilagra meyja drápa
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blessuð ‘blessed’

blessa (verb): bless

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óverðug ‘undeserving’

óverðugr (adj.): undeserving

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oft ‘often’

opt (adv.): often

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unga ‘young’

ungr (adj.): young

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frú ‘lady’

frú (noun f.): lady

[4] frú: mey 713

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ærlig ‘honourable’

ærligr (adj.): honest, honourable

kennings

ærlig sæta yfirgræðara
‘the honourable woman of the supreme healer ’
   = HOLY WOMAN

the honourable woman of the supreme healer → HOLY WOMAN
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sæta ‘woman’

1. sæta (noun f.; °-u; -ur): woman, lady

kennings

ærlig sæta yfirgræðara
‘the honourable woman of the supreme healer ’
   = HOLY WOMAN

the honourable woman of the supreme healer → HOLY WOMAN
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yfirgræðara ‘of the supreme healer’

yfirgrœðari (noun m.)

kennings

ærlig sæta yfirgræðara
‘the honourable woman of the supreme healer ’
   = HOLY WOMAN

the honourable woman of the supreme healer → HOLY WOMAN
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drekkiz ‘is drowned’

2. drekka (verb; °drekkr; drakk, drukku; drukkinn/drykkinn): drink

[8] drekkiz: drekktiz 713

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heiðnum ‘heathen’

heiðinn (adj.): heathen

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