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Anon Pét 11VII

David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 11’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 804-5.

Anonymous PoemsPétrsdrápa

Jónas sonr var Símón
sannr og Andréas annarr;
forðaz hórdóm harðan
háðs þverrendur báðir.
Átti hinn með hætti
hyrs, að nefndum fyrri,
grund, þvíað gæfa sendiz,
gjálfrs, af drotni sjálfum.

Símón var sannr sonr Jónas og Andréas annarr; báðir {þverrendur háðs} forðaz harðan hórdóm. Hinn, að nefndum fyrri, átti með hætti {grund {gjálfrs hyrs}}, þvíað gæfa sendiz af drotni sjálfum.

Simon was the true son of Jona and Andrew [was] the second; both {diminishers of scorn} [HOLY MEN] avoid injurious whoredom. The one we named first was married decently {to a land {of the ocean’s fire}} [GOLD > WOMAN], because grace was sent [to him] from the Lord himself.

Mss: 621(58r)

Editions: Skj AII, 502, Skj BII, 547-8, Skald II, 300, NN §1712B; Kahle 1898, 80.

Notes: [1] Jónas: Cf. Pétr 1/10: Faðir þeirra het Johannes ‘Their father was named Johannes’; sts 24/1-2, 25/1 and Notes. — [4] þverrendur ‘diminishers’: Cf. Note to st. 4/2. Kock (NN §1712B) instead proposes emendation to the alternative nom. pl. form þverrendar. — [5-7]: Cf. Pétr 1/13-14: Simon feck ... eiginkonu ‘Simon took a wedded wife’. — [5-6] hinn, að nefndum fyrri ‘the one we named first’: For other examples of rel. particle, see sts 10/8, 35/8, 36/4 and Notes.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Kahle, Bernhard, ed. 1898. Isländische geistliche Dichtungen des ausgehenden Mittelalters. Heidelberg: Winter.

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