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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Pét 28VII

David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 28’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 820-1.

Anonymous PoemsPétrsdrápa

text and translation

Veitt*, ván, dómur drottins,
vel skýrð ritning dýrðar,
vörm ást, virðing hæsta,
vernd mæt, lítilæti,
tamið hold, töpuð reiði,
traust sterkt góðra verka,
roðin písl riett í blóði;
rís að paradísum.

Veitt* ván, dómur drottins, ritning dýrðar vel skýrð, vörm ást, hæsta virðing, mæt vernd, lítilæti, tamið hold, töpuð reiði, sterkt traust góðra verka, písl roðin riett í blóði; rís að paradísum.
‘Conferred hope, the judgement of the Lord, the scripture of glory well interpreted, fervent love, highest honour, excellent defence, humility, subdued flesh, abolished wrath, strong support of good deeds, martyrdom reddened directly in blood; he ascends to Paradise.

notes and context

A catalogue of the tólf hluti sterka ‘twelve strong things’ of st. 27/7-8.



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 28: AII, 504, BII, 551-2, Skald II, 302, NN §§1728, 1729; Kahle 1898, 84, 110.


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