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Anon Mgr 16VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 16’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 771.

Anonymous PoemsDrápa af Máríugrát
151617

Stillir ‘lord’

stillir (noun m.): ruler

kennings

stillir störnuhallar;
‘lord of the star-hall; ’
   = God

the star-hall; → SKY/HEAVEN
lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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heyrðu ‘Listen’

2. heyra (verb): hear

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störnu ‘of the star’

stjarna (noun f.; °*-u; *-ur): star < stjǫrnuhǫll (noun f.)

kennings

stillir störnuhallar;
‘lord of the star-hall; ’
   = God

the star-hall; → SKY/HEAVEN
lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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störnu ‘of the star’

stjarna (noun f.; °*-u; *-ur): star < stjǫrnuhǫll (noun f.)

kennings

stillir störnuhallar;
‘lord of the star-hall; ’
   = God

the star-hall; → SKY/HEAVEN
lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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hallar ‘hall’

1. hǫll (noun f.; °hallar, dat. -u/-; hallir): hall < stjǫrnuhǫll (noun f.)

kennings

stillir störnuhallar;
‘lord of the star-hall; ’
   = God

the star-hall; → SKY/HEAVEN
lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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hallar ‘hall’

1. hǫll (noun f.; °hallar, dat. -u/-; hallir): hall < stjǫrnuhǫll (noun f.)

kennings

stillir störnuhallar;
‘lord of the star-hall; ’
   = God

the star-hall; → SKY/HEAVEN
lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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færa ‘bring’

2. fœra (verb): bring

[2] færa: færa with hefja written in the margin in another hand 713

notes

[2] færa ‘bring’: This is the original reading in 713. The verb hefja ‘uplift, begin’ has been added in the right margin of 713, and that reading has been adopted in Skj B and Skald.

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einkar ‘an extremely’

einkar (adv.): extremely

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‘according to’

3. at (prep.): at, to

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Öllum ‘than all’

allr (adj.): all

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æðri ‘more distinguished’

œðri (adj. comp.): nobler, higher

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eilífligastr ‘The most eternal’

eilífligr (adj.): eternal

kennings

Eilífligastr deilir skepnu
‘The most eternal ordainer of creation ’
   = God

The most eternal ordainer of creation → God
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skepnu ‘of creation’

skepna (noun f.; °-u; -ur): creation

kennings

Eilífligastr deilir skepnu
‘The most eternal ordainer of creation ’
   = God

The most eternal ordainer of creation → God
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deilir ‘ordainer’

deilir (noun m.): ruler, ordainer

kennings

Eilífligastr deilir skepnu
‘The most eternal ordainer of creation ’
   = God

The most eternal ordainer of creation → God
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gjörvalt ‘everything’

gǫrvallr (adj.): everything

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[5-8]: This is the first refrain (stef) in Mgr.

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