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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, 908-9

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27 — Anon Mey 27VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 27’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 908-9.

Ekki gietr hann jungfrú lokkað
ótta þraungda úr faðmi dróttins;
ristil liet við reingdar ástir
reiður jarl fyr dómstól leiða.
Bæði liet hann brjóst af fljóði
— bundin stóð hun píslum undir —
spreingja út með spennitaungum;
sprakkinn gjörði drottni þakkir.

Hann gietr ekki lokkað ótta þraungda jungfrú úr faðmi dróttins; jarl, reiður við reingdar ástir, liet leiða ristil fyr dómstól. Hann liet bæði brjóst spreingja út af fljóði með spennitaungum; hun stóð bundin undir píslum; sprakkinn gjörði þakkir drottni.

He cannot entice the fear-oppressed maiden from the embrace of the Lord; the earl, angry because of rejected love, had the lady brought before the judgement seat. He had both breasts ruptured from the woman with forceps; she stood bound during the tortures; the woman gave thanks to the Lord.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 12]. Af heilogum meyjum 27 (AII, 532; BII, 589); Skald II, 325.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 11v - 11v  transcr.  image  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 25, 10 - 25, 12 ()  image  image  
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