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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mey 57VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 57’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 927-8.

Anonymous PoemsHeilagra meyja drápa

text and translation

Félícitas sitr í sælu;
Sábína var numin frá pínu;
Praxis glez með prúða huxan,
Potenciána systir snótar.
Constancía kurteis meyja,
Klára þoldi dauða sáran;
Priska liez í prúðri æsku;
Púsina skínn nú guðs í húsi.

Félícitas sitr í sælu; Sábína var numin frá pínu; Praxis glez með prúða huxan, Potenciána, systir snótar. Constancía, kurteis meyja, Klára þoldi sáran dauða; Priska liez í prúðri æsku; Púsina skínn nú í {húsi guðs}.
‘Felicity sits in bliss; Sabina was removed from torment; Praxis rejoices with her fine thought, Putentiana, the woman’s sister. Constantia, a courteous maiden, Clare suffered a painful death; Prisca died in the bloom of her youth; Pusina now shines in God’s house [HEAVEN].

notes and context

This st. lists the following little-known saints:



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 57: AII, 538, BII, 596, Skald II, 330, NN §§2970B, 2971B.


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