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Anon Mgr 34VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 34’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 782-3.

Anonymous PoemsDrápa af Máríugrát
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lærisveinn ‘disciple’

lærisveinn (noun m.): disciple

notes

[2, 3] lærisveinn íturs Krists ‘disciple of glorious Christ’: This was Joseph of Arimathea, who, according to Matt. XXVII.58 and John XIX.38, was a disciple of Christ. See also Mar (1871, xviii): Siðan kom einn sǫmiligr maðr af Arimathia Joseph af nafni. hverr er var einn af. lærisveinvm mins herra Jesu Kristz ‘Then came a honourable man from Arimathea by the name of Joseph, who was one of the disciples of my Lord Jesus Christ’. Earlier eds take íturs Krists ‘of glorious Christ’ in apposition to lausnara várs ‘of our redeemer’ (l. 1).

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næri ‘near’

næri (adv.): near

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íturs ‘of glorious’

ítr (adj.): glorious

notes

[2, 3] lærisveinn íturs Krists ‘disciple of glorious Christ’: This was Joseph of Arimathea, who, according to Matt. XXVII.58 and John XIX.38, was a disciple of Christ. See also Mar (1871, xviii): Siðan kom einn sǫmiligr maðr af Arimathia Joseph af nafni. hverr er var einn af. lærisveinvm mins herra Jesu Kristz ‘Then came a honourable man from Arimathea by the name of Joseph, who was one of the disciples of my Lord Jesus Christ’. Earlier eds take íturs Krists ‘of glorious Christ’ in apposition to lausnara várs ‘of our redeemer’ (l. 1).

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Krists ‘Christ’

Kristr (noun m.; °-s/-, dat. -i; -ar): Christ

notes

[2, 3] lærisveinn íturs Krists ‘disciple of glorious Christ’: This was Joseph of Arimathea, who, according to Matt. XXVII.58 and John XIX.38, was a disciple of Christ. See also Mar (1871, xviii): Siðan kom einn sǫmiligr maðr af Arimathia Joseph af nafni. hverr er var einn af. lærisveinvm mins herra Jesu Kristz ‘Then came a honourable man from Arimathea by the name of Joseph, who was one of the disciples of my Lord Jesus Christ’. Earlier eds take íturs Krists ‘of glorious Christ’ in apposition to lausnara várs ‘of our redeemer’ (l. 1).

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vafði ‘wrapped’

2. vefja (verb): wrap

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Fýsti ‘were eager’

fýsa (verb): desire, encourage

notes

[5] fýsti oss ‘we were eager’: The verb fýsa ‘be eager, long for’ is used impersonally with oss ‘us’ as the object.

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oss ‘We’

vér (pron.; °gen. vár, dat./acc. oss): we, us, our

notes

[5] fýsti oss ‘we were eager’: The verb fýsa ‘be eager, long for’ is used impersonally with oss ‘us’ as the object.

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kyssa ‘kiss’

kyssa (verb): kiss

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fróðust ‘the most wise’

fróðr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): wise

kennings

fróðust móðir dróttins.
‘the most wise mother of the Lord.’
   = Mary

the most wise mother of the Lord. → Mary
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dróttins ‘of the Lord’

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

kennings

fróðust móðir dróttins.
‘the most wise mother of the Lord.’
   = Mary

the most wise mother of the Lord. → Mary
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móðir ‘mother’

móðir (noun f.): mother

kennings

fróðust móðir dróttins.
‘the most wise mother of the Lord.’
   = Mary

the most wise mother of the Lord. → Mary
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Magdaléna ‘Magdalene’

Magdalena (noun f.): [Magdalene]

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mána ‘of the moon’

máni (noun m.; °-a): moon

kennings

dauðan stilli hauðurs mána’;
‘the dead lord of the land of the moon’; ’
   = God

the land of the moon’; → SKY/HEAVEN
the dead lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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mána ‘of the moon’

máni (noun m.; °-a): moon

kennings

dauðan stilli hauðurs mána’;
‘the dead lord of the land of the moon’; ’
   = God

the land of the moon’; → SKY/HEAVEN
the dead lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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hauðurs ‘of the land’

hauðr (noun n.): earth, ground

kennings

dauðan stilli hauðurs mána’;
‘the dead lord of the land of the moon’; ’
   = God

the land of the moon’; → SKY/HEAVEN
the dead lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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hauðurs ‘of the land’

hauðr (noun n.): earth, ground

kennings

dauðan stilli hauðurs mána’;
‘the dead lord of the land of the moon’; ’
   = God

the land of the moon’; → SKY/HEAVEN
the dead lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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stilli ‘lord’

stillir (noun m.): ruler

kennings

dauðan stilli hauðurs mána’;
‘the dead lord of the land of the moon’; ’
   = God

the land of the moon’; → SKY/HEAVEN
the dead lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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dauðan ‘the dead’

dauði (noun m.; °-a; -ar): death

kennings

dauðan stilli hauðurs mána’;
‘the dead lord of the land of the moon’; ’
   = God

the land of the moon’; → SKY/HEAVEN
the dead lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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