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Anon Pét 2VII

David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 2’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 798.

Anonymous PoemsPétrsdrápa
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guð ‘God’

1. guð (noun m.; °***guðrs, guðis, gus): (Christian) God

notes

[2-4]: Kock (NN §1709; Skald II) takes senn with the intercalary cl.: ‘the Holy Spirit rejoices at the same time’ (i.e. with the Father and the Son, as part of the Holy Trinity).

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greiniz ‘is distinguished’

greina (verb): explain, divide

notes

[2-4]: Kock (NN §1709; Skald II) takes senn with the intercalary cl.: ‘the Holy Spirit rejoices at the same time’ (i.e. with the Father and the Son, as part of the Holy Trinity).

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gleðz ‘rejoices’

gleðja (verb): gladden, rejoice

notes

[2-4]: Kock (NN §1709; Skald II) takes senn with the intercalary cl.: ‘the Holy Spirit rejoices at the same time’ (i.e. with the Father and the Son, as part of the Holy Trinity).

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senn ‘at once’

senn (adv.): at once

notes

[2-4]: Kock (NN §1709; Skald II) takes senn with the intercalary cl.: ‘the Holy Spirit rejoices at the same time’ (i.e. with the Father and the Son, as part of the Holy Trinity).

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þrennum ‘in three’

þrennr (adj.): three(fold)

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faðir ‘the Father’

faðir (noun m.): father

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án ‘without’

án (prep.): without

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sann ‘the truly’

2. sannr (adj.; °-an; compar. -ari, superl. -astr): true < sanndeildr (adj./verb p.p.)

notes

[2-4]: Kock (NN §1709; Skald II) takes senn with the intercalary cl.: ‘the Holy Spirit rejoices at the same time’ (i.e. with the Father and the Son, as part of the Holy Trinity). — [4] sanndeildr ‘truly shared’: I.e. which truly shares in the threefold nature of the Godhead. Finnur Jónsson (LP: sanndeildr) notes that the word may alternatively mean ‘distributed, given in truth’ and allude to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit (Isa. XI.2-3), or to the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles at Pentecost (Acts II.1-18).

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sann ‘the truly’

2. sannr (adj.; °-an; compar. -ari, superl. -astr): true < sanndeildr (adj./verb p.p.)

notes

[2-4]: Kock (NN §1709; Skald II) takes senn with the intercalary cl.: ‘the Holy Spirit rejoices at the same time’ (i.e. with the Father and the Son, as part of the Holy Trinity). — [4] sanndeildr ‘truly shared’: I.e. which truly shares in the threefold nature of the Godhead. Finnur Jónsson (LP: sanndeildr) notes that the word may alternatively mean ‘distributed, given in truth’ and allude to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit (Isa. XI.2-3), or to the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles at Pentecost (Acts II.1-18).

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deildr ‘shared’

2. deila (verb; °-ld-): share out, deal < sanndeildr (adj./verb p.p.)

notes

[2-4]: Kock (NN §1709; Skald II) takes senn with the intercalary cl.: ‘the Holy Spirit rejoices at the same time’ (i.e. with the Father and the Son, as part of the Holy Trinity). — [4] sanndeildr ‘truly shared’: I.e. which truly shares in the threefold nature of the Godhead. Finnur Jónsson (LP: sanndeildr) notes that the word may alternatively mean ‘distributed, given in truth’ and allude to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit (Isa. XI.2-3), or to the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles at Pentecost (Acts II.1-18).

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deildr ‘shared’

2. deila (verb; °-ld-): share out, deal < sanndeildr (adj./verb p.p.)

notes

[2-4]: Kock (NN §1709; Skald II) takes senn with the intercalary cl.: ‘the Holy Spirit rejoices at the same time’ (i.e. with the Father and the Son, as part of the Holy Trinity). — [4] sanndeildr ‘truly shared’: I.e. which truly shares in the threefold nature of the Godhead. Finnur Jónsson (LP: sanndeildr) notes that the word may alternatively mean ‘distributed, given in truth’ and allude to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit (Isa. XI.2-3), or to the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles at Pentecost (Acts II.1-18).

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heilagr ‘Holy’

heilagr (adj.; °helgan; compar. -ari, superl. -astr): holy, sacred

[4] heilagr: helgr 621

notes

[2-4]: Kock (NN §1709; Skald II) takes senn with the intercalary cl.: ‘the Holy Spirit rejoices at the same time’ (i.e. with the Father and the Son, as part of the Holy Trinity).

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andi ‘Spirit’

andi (noun m.; °-a; -ar): spirit, soul

notes

[2-4]: Kock (NN §1709; Skald II) takes senn with the intercalary cl.: ‘the Holy Spirit rejoices at the same time’ (i.e. with the Father and the Son, as part of the Holy Trinity).

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en ‘and’

2. en (conj.): but, and

notes

[5]: Cf. st. 23/7-8.

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aungvan ‘no’

2. engi (pron.): no, none

notes

[5]: Cf. st. 23/7-8.

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öld ‘Mankind’

ǫld (noun f.; °; aldir): people, age

notes

[6]: Both Kahle (1898, 78) and Finnur Jónsson (Skj A) read: ‘o᷎lld gud j vero᷎lldum’. Since the helmingr lacks a verb, Finnur (Skj B) emends to ǫld trúir guð verǫldum (omitting prep. í) ‘mankind believes [him to be] God for worlds’. Kock (NN §1710) accepts the addition of the verb, but argues that í verǫldum must be a scribal error for í vǫldum ‘in power, control’ (of something + gen.). This would, in fact, appear to be the actual ms. reading (veröldum also being unmetrical), since the flourish over the v in ‘vo᷎lldum’ is more likely a finial like that on the v in var at st. 1/7 than an abbreviation mark for -er-. With the aðalhending cf., e.g., Sturl Hrafn 6/6II.

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trúir ‘believes’

2. trúa (verb): to believe (in)

[6] trúir: om. 621

notes

[6]: Both Kahle (1898, 78) and Finnur Jónsson (Skj A) read: ‘o᷎lld gud j vero᷎lldum’. Since the helmingr lacks a verb, Finnur (Skj B) emends to ǫld trúir guð verǫldum (omitting prep. í) ‘mankind believes [him to be] God for worlds’. Kock (NN §1710) accepts the addition of the verb, but argues that í verǫldum must be a scribal error for í vǫldum ‘in power, control’ (of something + gen.). This would, in fact, appear to be the actual ms. reading (veröldum also being unmetrical), since the flourish over the v in ‘vo᷎lldum’ is more likely a finial like that on the v in var at st. 1/7 than an abbreviation mark for -er-. With the aðalhending cf., e.g., Sturl Hrafn 6/6II.

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guð ‘God’

1. guð (noun m.; °***guðrs, guðis, gus): (Christian) God

notes

[6]: Both Kahle (1898, 78) and Finnur Jónsson (Skj A) read: ‘o᷎lld gud j vero᷎lldum’. Since the helmingr lacks a verb, Finnur (Skj B) emends to ǫld trúir guð verǫldum (omitting prep. í) ‘mankind believes [him to be] God for worlds’. Kock (NN §1710) accepts the addition of the verb, but argues that í verǫldum must be a scribal error for í vǫldum ‘in power, control’ (of something + gen.). This would, in fact, appear to be the actual ms. reading (veröldum also being unmetrical), since the flourish over the v in ‘vo᷎lldum’ is more likely a finial like that on the v in var at st. 1/7 than an abbreviation mark for -er-. With the aðalhending cf., e.g., Sturl Hrafn 6/6II.

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í ‘’

í (prep.): in, into

notes

[6]: Both Kahle (1898, 78) and Finnur Jónsson (Skj A) read: ‘o᷎lld gud j vero᷎lldum’. Since the helmingr lacks a verb, Finnur (Skj B) emends to ǫld trúir guð verǫldum (omitting prep. í) ‘mankind believes [him to be] God for worlds’. Kock (NN §1710) accepts the addition of the verb, but argues that í verǫldum must be a scribal error for í vǫldum ‘in power, control’ (of something + gen.). This would, in fact, appear to be the actual ms. reading (veröldum also being unmetrical), since the flourish over the v in ‘vo᷎lldum’ is more likely a finial like that on the v in var at st. 1/7 than an abbreviation mark for -er-. With the aðalhending cf., e.g., Sturl Hrafn 6/6II.

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völdum ‘to have control’

vald (noun n.; °-s; *-): strength, power

notes

[6]: Both Kahle (1898, 78) and Finnur Jónsson (Skj A) read: ‘o᷎lld gud j vero᷎lldum’. Since the helmingr lacks a verb, Finnur (Skj B) emends to ǫld trúir guð verǫldum (omitting prep. í) ‘mankind believes [him to be] God for worlds’. Kock (NN §1710) accepts the addition of the verb, but argues that í verǫldum must be a scribal error for í vǫldum ‘in power, control’ (of something + gen.). This would, in fact, appear to be the actual ms. reading (veröldum also being unmetrical), since the flourish over the v in ‘vo᷎lldum’ is more likely a finial like that on the v in var at st. 1/7 than an abbreviation mark for -er-. With the aðalhending cf., e.g., Sturl Hrafn 6/6II.

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hæstra ‘of the highest’

3. hár (adj.; °-van; compar. hǽrri, superl. hǽstr): high

[7] hæstra: hæsta 621

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allra ‘all’

allr (adj.): all

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