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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 9 [Vol. 7, 803-4]

[1-4]: Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) emends ms. ‘morgum’ (l. 3) to mǫrgu, agreeing with korni (l. 1), and translates Kristus såde dér mangt et udmærket frøkorn (= korni ... lista, ll. 1-2) ‘Christ sowed there many an excellent seed’. Kock (NN §1717) retains the ms. reading, but takes mǫrgum with sóma (l. 4) and renders ll. 3-4: Denna stad med mycken heder bar den härligaste frukt ‘This city with great honour bore the most glorious fruit’. He takes lista korn (ll. 1-2) to mean kunskapssäden ‘the seed of knowledge’.


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