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Kálf Kátr 47VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa 47’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 961.

Kálfr HallssonKátrínardrápa
464748

Heita vil eg á himna gæti
hræddr og skelfdur, að mín græddi
andar sár, því eg hefi bundið
yndi mitt við fúlar syndir.
Dýra bið eg döglings móður
dæmistóls sem heims og sólar
árnaðarorðs við hilmi hlýrna
háleitan fyr minni sálu.

Hræddr og skelfdur vil eg heita á {gæti himna}, að græddi mín sár andar, því eg hefi bundið yndi mitt við fúlar syndir. Eg bið {dýra móður {döglings dæmistóls sem heims og sólar}} árnaðarorðs fyr minni sálu við {háleitan hilmi hlýrna}.

Afraid and trembling, I want to call upon {the guardian of heaven} [= God] that he may heal my wounds of the soul, because I have taken pleasure in foul sins. I ask {the glorious mother {of the king of the judgement seat as well as of the world and the sun}} [= God (= Christ) > = Mary] for a word of intercession for my soul with {the sublime king of heavenly bodies} [= God (= Christ)].

Mss: 713(133), 399a-bˣ(25), 920ˣ(218v)

Readings: [1] vil eg á: ‘uil [...] ꜳ’ 713, vilda eg 399a‑bˣ, ‘vil (eg á)’(?) 920ˣ

Editions: Skj AII, 525, Skj BII, 581, Skald II, 320, NN §2958C, Kahle 1898, 77, 108, Sperber 1911, 54, 83.

Notes:

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Sperber, Hans, ed. 1911. Sechs isländische Gedichte legendarischen Inhalts. Uppsala Universitets årsskrift, filosofi, språkvetenskap och historiska vetenskaper 2. Uppsala: Akademische Buchdruckerei Edv. Berling.
  5. Kahle, Bernhard, ed. 1898. Isländische geistliche Dichtungen des ausgehenden Mittelalters. Heidelberg: Winter.
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