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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mey 51VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 51’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 923.

Anonymous PoemsHeilagra meyja drápa
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meyja ‘maiden’

meyja (noun f.; °-u): maiden, virgin

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Meyja drottins
‘The maiden of the Lord ’
   = HOLY WOMAN

The maiden of the Lord → HOLY WOMAN
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drottins ‘of the Lord’

dróttinn (noun m.; °dróttins, dat. dróttni (drottini [$1049$]); dróttnar): lord, master

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Meyja drottins
‘The maiden of the Lord ’
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The maiden of the Lord → HOLY WOMAN
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og ‘which was [lit. and]’

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

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sýslufull ‘careful’

sýslufullr (adj.): [careful]

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Merkiligust ‘very remarkable’

merkiligr (adj.): notable, stately

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kirkju ‘of the church’

kirkja (noun f.): church

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‘’

5. at (nota): to (with infinitive)

[6] deyja: deyja 721, 713

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deyja ‘died’

1. deyja (verb; °deyr; dó, dó(u); dá(i)nn): die

[6] deyja: deyja 721, 713

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píslalaus ‘without torments’

píslalauss (adj.): [without torments]

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‘so that’

4. at (conj.): that

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[1-4]: One of Brigid’s miraculous deeds, attested from the earliest lives onwards, was that, after being caught in a downpour of rain, she hung out her wet cloak to dry on a sunbeam (Connolly and Picard 1987, 15).

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