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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Alpost 11VII

Ian McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Allra postula minnisvísur 11’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 867-8.

Anonymous PoemsAllra postula minnisvísur

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Oss giefi Símón sóma
sannheilagr í ranni
píndr á Persiðalandi
postuli hlaðinn af kostum.
Giekk, sá græddi flekka
góðfúss í blóthúsi
dauða dyrr með náðum;
dýrð hans guði skýrðiz.
Sankte Símóns minni
sie hier vegsamað inni.

Sannheilagr Símón giefi oss sóma í ranni, postuli hlaðinn af kostum, píndr á Persiðalandi. Góðfúss, sá græddi flekka, giekk dyrr dauða í blóthúsi með náðum; hans dýrð skýrðiz guði. Minni Sankte Símóns sie vegsamað hier inni.
‘May the truly holy Simon grant us honour in the house, the Apostle filled with virtues, martyred in the land of Persia. The benevolent one, who healed defects, walked through the doors of death in the heathen temple in peace; his glory was made manifest to God. Let a memorial toast for Saint Simon be celebrated herein.

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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.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 9]. Allra postula minnisvísur 11: AII, 511, BII, 561-2, Skald II, 308.


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