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Anon Mdr 14VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríudrápa 14’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 490.

Anonymous PoemsMáríudrápa
131415

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Þú reiknaz lasta læknis
lamið eigi með hamri
höfuðmusteri ins hæsta
hjálpremdrar skynsemdar.
Þar nam þjóðar stýrir
þýðr manndómi skrýða
guðdóm sinn og samdi
sier brúðhvílu skæra.

Þú reiknaz höfuðmusteri {ins hæsta læknis lasta}, eigi lamið með hamri hjálpremdrar skynsemdar. Þar nam {þýðr stýrir þjóðar} skrýða guðdóm sinn manndómi og samdi sier skæra brúðhvílu.
 
‘You are accounted chief temple of the most high healer of sins [= God (= Christ)], not beaten by the hammer of salvation-strengthened reason. There the kind governor of people [= God (= Christ)] was able to clothe his Godhead with humanity and arranged for himself a bright bridal bed.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 1]. En drape om jomfru Maria (Máríudrápa) 14: AII, 466, BII, 499-50, Skald II, 273, NN §§1640, 2983; Rydberg 1907, 34-5, 55, Attwood 1996a, 105, 306.

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