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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Pl 46VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 46’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 209-10.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa

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Dýrr es himna harri;
hann eignask veg sannan;
aldrgǫfgu ræðr aldar
aflsteldr … veldi.
Lýtr engla lið ítrum
angrhrjóðanda ok þjóðir;
einn es ǫllu hreinni,
allt gótt sás skóp, dróttinn.

{Harri himna} es dýrr; hann eignask sannan veg; ræðr aflsteldr aldrgǫfgu … veldi aldar. Lið engla ok þjóðir lýtr {ítrum angrhrjóðanda}; einn dróttinn, sás skóp allt gótt, es ǫllu hreinni.
‘The king of the heavens [= God] is glorious; he gains true honour; he rules, mighty, over the age-noble …-power of the age. The band of angels and humankind bows to the glorious sin-destroyer [= God]; the one Lord, who created everything good, is purer than all.

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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.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa 46: AI, 616, BI, 618, Skald I, 301; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 29-30, 58, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 241, Louis-Jensen 1998, 115-16.


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