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Anon Mgr 9VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 766.

Anonymous PoemsDrápa af Máríugrát
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text and translation

Blíð og fögr sem björt og tígin
brúðrin sæt og drotning mætust
dróttins kom með dýrð að hitta
dægra sætis munka gæti.
Sýndiz móðir sunnu grundar
siklings þá með ljósi miklu
ítarlig með ilm og sætu
Ögustíno í skrúða fögrum.

{Sæt brúðrin {dróttins {sætis dægra}}} og mætust drotning, blíð og fögr, sem björt og tígin, kom með dýrð að hitta {gæti munka}. {Móðir {siklings {sunnu grundar}}} sýndiz þá Ögustíno með miklu ljósi, ítarlig, með ilm og sætu í fögrum skrúða.
 
‘The sweet bride of the lord of the seat of days and nights [SKY/HEAVEN > = God > = Mary] and the most glorious queen, gentle and fair, as well as bright and noble, came with splendour to seek the guardian of monks [BISHOP = Augustine]. The mother of the ruler of the sun’s land [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ) > = Mary] then revealed herself to Augustine with a great light, magnificent, with fragrance and sweetness in fair apparel.

notes and context

Cf. Mar (1871, xvi): Eptir þvilika bæn gerva með afli astarinnar birtiz vꜳr frv sancta Maria fyrr greindum gvðs manni með micilli dyrð oc liosi ‘After such a prayer made with the power of love, our lady S. Mary revealed herself to the afore-mentioned man of God with great splendour and light’.

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editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 9: AII, 474, BII, 507-8, Skald II, 277; Kahle 1898, 57, Sperber 1911, 32, 74, Wrightson 2001, 5.

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