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Anon Mdr 15VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríudrápa 15’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 491.

Anonymous PoemsMáríudrápa
141516

Hreinn ‘The pure’

2. hreinn (adj.; °compar. hreinari/hreinni, superl. hreinastr/hreinstr): pure

kennings

Hreinn sólstýrir
‘The pure sun-governor ’
   = God

The pure sun-governor → God
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fremr ‘promotes’

fremja (verb): advance, perform

[1] fremr sigri: so 399a‑bˣ, ‘fre[...]gre’ B

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sigri ‘victory’

sigr (noun m.; °sigrs/sigrar, dat. sigri; sigrar): victory

[1] fremr sigri: so 399a‑bˣ, ‘fre[...]gre’ B

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sól ‘sun’

sól (noun f.; °-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir): sun < sólstýrir (noun m.)

kennings

Hreinn sólstýrir
‘The pure sun-governor ’
   = God

The pure sun-governor → God
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stýrir ‘governor’

stýrir (noun m.): ruler, controller < sólstýrir (noun m.)

kennings

Hreinn sólstýrir
‘The pure sun-governor ’
   = God

The pure sun-governor → God
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treystir ‘trust’

treysta (verb): trust, believe in

[4] treystir: ‘treyst[...]’ B, BRydberg, treysti 399a‑bˣ

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Blíð ‘The gentle’

blíðr (adj.; °n. sg. nom. & acc. blítt/blíðt; compar. -ari, superl. -astr): gentle, happy

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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og ‘and’

3. ok (conj.): and, but; also

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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blessuð ‘blessed’

blessa (verb): bless

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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móðir ‘mother’

móðir (noun f.): mother

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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blóm ‘the flower’

blóm (noun n.; °-s; -): flower

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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heilagra ‘holy’

heilagr (adj.; °helgan; compar. -ari, superl. -astr): holy, sacred

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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dóma ‘judgements’

dómr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): judgement; court; -dom, -ness (suffix)

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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dugir ‘helps’

duga (verb; °dugir; dugði; dugat): help, befit

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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himna ‘of the heavens’

himinn (noun m.; °himins, dat. himni; himnar): heaven, sky

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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guð ‘the God’

1. guð (noun m.; °***guðrs, guðis, gus): (Christian) God

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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gumnum ‘men’

gumi (noun m.; °-a; gumar/gumnar): man

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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gjörvallra ‘of all’

gǫrvallr (adj.): everything

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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‘may’

mega (verb): may, might

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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kallaz ‘be called’

kalla (verb): call

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Blid ok blezuð moder.’ B

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[5-8]: Repetition of stef 2 (first given at st. 6) is indicated by the obelos in the left margin at 13v, 47.

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