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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Pét 37VII

David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 37’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 828-9.

Anonymous PoemsPétrsdrápa

text and translation

Hlaut af himna gæti
hæst móðir guðs næsta
Pétur prýðisæti
postula vald um aldir.
Dýrð og veg sem virðing
veiti drotni heitri
ást í himni og hæstum
hjörð Krists öll á jörðu.

Pétur hlaut af {gæti himna} hæst vald næsta {móðir guðs} um aldir, prýðisæti postula. Veiti öll hjörð Krists dýrð og veg sem virðing hæstum drotni heitri ást í himni og á jörðu.
‘Peter obtained from the keeper of the heavens [= God] the highest authority next to the mother of God [= Mary] for all time, the seat of honour of the Apostles. Let the entire flock of Christ give glory and honour and veneration to the highest Lord with ardent love in heaven and on earth.

notes and context

This st. forms the poem’s stef; cf. also st. 49.



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 37: AII, 505-6, BII, 554, Skald II, 303, NN §1712B; Kahle 1898, 86, 111.


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