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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mv I 28VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur I 28’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 698-9.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur I
272829

Lúta ‘bow down’

1. lúta (verb): (strong)

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þrautum ‘distress [lit. distresses]’

þraut (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): struggle

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dróttins ‘of the Lord’

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

[2] dróttins: so 1032ˣ, ‘d[...]in[...]’ 721

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móðir dróttins;
‘mother of the Lord; ’
   = Mary

mother of the Lord; → Mary
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móðir ‘mother’

móðir (noun f.): mother

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móðir dróttins;
‘mother of the Lord; ’
   = Mary

mother of the Lord; → Mary
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Aldri ‘Never’

aldri (adv.): never

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muntu ‘will you’

munu (verb): will, must

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eldi ‘in fire’

eldr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i/-(HómÍsl¹‰(1993) 24v²⁴); -ar): fire

[5] eldi: so 1032ˣ, ‘el[...]i’ 721

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enn ‘still’

2. enn (adv.): still, yet, again

[6] enn: so 1032ˣ, ‘[...]’ 721

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brenna ‘to burn’

2. brenna (verb; °brennr/brenn; brann, brunnu; brunninn): (strong, intransitive)

[6] brenna: brenni 721

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[6] brenna (inf.) ‘to burn’: Brenni (3rd pers. sg. or pl. pres. subj.) ‘should burn’ (so both mss) is ungrammatical, because the verb is part of an acc. inf. construction with vilja ‘want’.

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hefir ‘has’

hafa (verb): have

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Máría ‘Mary’

María (noun f.): Mary

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sæla ‘blessed’

sæll (adj.): happy, blessed

[8] sæla: ‘s[...]’ 721, ‘sæl...’ 1032ˣ

notes

[8] sæla (f. nom. sg.) ‘blessed’: The last letters are torn off in 721, and 1032ˣ reads ‘sæl...’. For the weak adj. ending -a, see NS §50a.

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