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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, 790-1

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45 — Anon Mgr 45VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 45’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 790-1.

‘Guð stie upp af grýttu láði
gæzkufimr á bjarta himna;
lofaður sitr um aldr og æfi
eilífr á veg skepnu deilir.
Ítarligr kom mier á móti
minn son guð með allri sinni
hirð ágætri himna dýrðar;
* hóf mig upp á sínum lófa.


‘Merciful [lit. goodness-deft] God ascended from the graveled ground into the bright heavens; {the eternal, praised ordainer of creation} [= God (= Christ)] sits forever and ever in glory. My magnificent son, God, came to meet me with {all his famous retinue of the splendour of the heavens}; [ANGELS] he lifted me up in his palm.

notes: [1-5]: This is the fourth supreme joy of Mary, her Ascension, see Note to 41/3. — [2-3]: These ll. recall Leið 17/4 and Lil 1/7. — [5-8]: The Assumption of Mary is her fifth supreme joy.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 45 (AII, 481; BII, 517-18); Skald II, 283-4; Kahle 1898, 65, Sperber 1911, 40, 76, Wrightson 2001, 23.


AM 713 4° (713) 128, 13 - 128, 16  transcr.  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 75v, 15 - 76v, 3  transcr.  
AM 920 4°x (920x) 210r, 18 - 210r, 25  transcr.  image  
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