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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Drápa af Máríugrát (Mgr) - 52

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Drápa af Máríugrát (‘Drápa about the Lament of Mary’) — Anon MgrVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Drápa af Máríugrát’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 758-95.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr (AII, 472-82, BII, 505-19)

SkP info: VII, 775

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22 — Anon Mgr 22VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 22’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 775.

Bragnings talar svá brúðrin signuð
byrjar hválfs af sinni álfu
full miskunnar frægri allri
fljóða sveit við skírðar þjóðir:
‘Hvar viti þier, það er harm ber meiri,
heimligt fljóð, en dróttins móðir;
sönnu er mier, sem stálið stinna
standi bjart í gegnum hjarta.


{The blessed bride {of the lord {of the vault of fair wind}}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God > = Mary] speaks thus for her part, full of mercy, more famous than the entire host of women, to baptised people: ‘Where do you know of an earthly woman who bears more grief than {the mother of the Lord}; [= Mary] indeed, it is for me as if the rigid steel stands bright through my heart.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 22 (AII, 476-7; BII, 511); Skald II, 279-80, NN §2687; Kahle 1898, 60, Sperber 1911, 35, 74-5, Wrightson 2001, 11.


AM 713 4° (713) 125, 31 - 126, 3  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 65v, 18 - 66v, 6  transcr.  
AM 920 4°x (920x) 207v, 1 - 207v, 8  transcr.  image  
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