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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mgr 21VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 21’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 774-5.

Anonymous PoemsDrápa af Máríugrát
202122

þyrnis ‘of thorns’

þyrn (noun f.): thorn-bush

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stilli ‘for the prince’

stillir (noun m.): ruler

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stilli hlýrna
‘for the prince of the sun and moon; ’
   = God

for the prince of the sun and moon; → God
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hlýrna ‘of the sun and moon’

hlýrnir (noun m.): heaven, heavenly body

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stilli hlýrna
‘for the prince of the sun and moon; ’
   = God

for the prince of the sun and moon; → God

notes

[2] hlýrna ‘of the sun and moon’: For this determinant, see Note to 2/1. Also note the irregular aðalhending (-yrn- : -ýrn-).

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slíkt ‘such things’

2. slíkr (adj.): such

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hræraz ‘to tremble’

2. hrœra (verb): move

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því ‘because’

því (adv.): therefore, because

[6] því: om. 713, 1032ˣ, ‘(því)’(?) 920ˣ

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[6] því ‘because’: This tentative reading is found in 920ˣ and must have been added by the scribe. For því in the meaning því að ‘because’, see NS §265, Anm. 2b. Sperber, Skj B and Skald supply en ‘but’.

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[5-8]: Cf. Mar (1871, 1006): sa ek til hans ok hann til min, ok sa ek, at hann hafdi meiri sorg af minum grꜳt enn sinni pining ‘I looked at him and he at me, and I saw that he had more sorrow from my weeping than from his own torment’.

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