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Anon Mgr 48VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 48’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 792.

Anonymous PoemsDrápa af Máríugrát
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klökku ‘the agitated’

kløkkr (adj.): flexible, humble

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Regn ‘of the rain’

regn (noun n.; °-s; -): rain < regnsalr (noun m.)

kennings

rausnsaman ræsi regnsals
‘the magnificent ruler of the rain-hall ’
   = God

the rain-hall → SKY/HEAVEN
the magnificent ruler of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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Regn ‘of the rain’

regn (noun n.; °-s; -): rain < regnsalr (noun m.)

kennings

rausnsaman ræsi regnsals
‘the magnificent ruler of the rain-hall ’
   = God

the rain-hall → SKY/HEAVEN
the magnificent ruler of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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sals ‘hall’

1. salr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -; dat. sǫlum): hall < regnsalr (noun m.)

kennings

rausnsaman ræsi regnsals
‘the magnificent ruler of the rain-hall ’
   = God

the rain-hall → SKY/HEAVEN
the magnificent ruler of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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sals ‘hall’

1. salr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -; dat. sǫlum): hall < regnsalr (noun m.)

kennings

rausnsaman ræsi regnsals
‘the magnificent ruler of the rain-hall ’
   = God

the rain-hall → SKY/HEAVEN
the magnificent ruler of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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ræsi ‘ruler’

ræsir (noun m.): ruler

kennings

rausnsaman ræsi regnsals
‘the magnificent ruler of the rain-hall ’
   = God

the rain-hall → SKY/HEAVEN
the magnificent ruler of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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tígna ‘honour’

tígna (verb): honour

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rausn ‘the magnificent’

1. rausn (noun f.): magnificence < rausnsamr (adj.): [glorious]

kennings

rausnsaman ræsi regnsals
‘the magnificent ruler of the rain-hall ’
   = God

the rain-hall → SKY/HEAVEN
the magnificent ruler of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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saman ‘’

samr (adj.; °compar. -ari): same < rausnsamr (adj.): [glorious]

kennings

rausnsaman ræsi regnsals
‘the magnificent ruler of the rain-hall ’
   = God

the rain-hall → SKY/HEAVEN
the magnificent ruler of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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gjöri ‘provide’

1. gera (verb): do, make

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jörðu ‘earth’

jǫrð (noun f.; °jarðar, dat. -u; jarðir/jarðar(DN I (1367) 304Š)): ground, earth

[7] jörðu: so 1032ˣ, 920ˣ, ‘j[...]ðu’ 713

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hverskyns ‘all kinds of’

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dróttins ‘of the Lord’

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

kennings

móður dróttins
‘to the mother of the Lord ’
   = Mary

to the mother of the Lord → Mary
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móður ‘to the mother’

móðir (noun f.): mother

[8] móður: móðir 713

kennings

móður dróttins
‘to the mother of the Lord ’
   = Mary

to the mother of the Lord → Mary

notes

[8] móður (f. dat. sg.) ‘to the mother’: Móðir (f. nom. sg.) ‘mother’ (so 713) makes very little sense in this context (‘may all kinds of people and the mother of the Lord provide glory to him’), and the emendation is in keeping with earlier eds.

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