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VII. Heilagra meyja drápa (Mey) - 60

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Heilagra meyja drápa (‘Drápa about Holy Maidens’) — Anon MeyVII

Kirsten Wolf 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Heilagra meyja drápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 891-930.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum, Heilagra meyja drápa. (AII, 526-39, BII, 582-97)

SkP info: VII, 900

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13 — Anon Mey 13VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 13’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 900.

Hennar önd í sælu sanna
sannur leiddi hjálpari manna;
páskadag með sætum sigri
sæta guðs fekk virðing mæta.
Magðaléna meiri frægðir
Máría þiggr af drottni várum
nær og firr en neinn megi skýra;
nafn hennar sie blessað jafnan.

{Sannur hjálpari manna} leiddi hennar önd í sanna sælu; páskadag fekk {sæta guðs} mæta virðing með sætum sigri. Máría Magðaléna þiggr meiri frægðir af várum drottni nær og firr en neinn megi skýra; hennar nafn sie jafnan blessað.

{The true helper of men} [= God (= Christ)] led her soul to true bliss; on Easter Day {the woman of God} [HOLY WOMAN = Mary Magdalene] got precious honour with a sweet victory. Mary Magdalene receives more fame from our Lord near and far than anyone could explain; may her name always be blessed.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 13 (AII, 529; BII, 585); Skald II, 323.

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AM 721 4° (721) 11r - 11r  transcr.  image  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 24, 4 - 24, 6 ()  image  image  
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