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Anon Mey 32VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra meyja drápa 32’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 911-12.

Anonymous PoemsHeilagra meyja drápa
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Lietti ‘She raised’

létta (verb): to relieve, lighten

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[1] lietti upp hendr ‘she raised her arms’: The usual posture of prayer in the early Christian world.

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upp ‘’

upp (adv.): up

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[1] lietti upp hendr ‘she raised her arms’: The usual posture of prayer in the early Christian world.

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hendr ‘arms’

hǫnd (noun f.; °handar, dat. hendi; hendr (hendir StatPáll³ 752¹²)): hand

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[1] lietti upp hendr ‘she raised her arms’: The usual posture of prayer in the early Christian world.

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Aspásíus ‘Aspásius’

Aspasíus (noun m.): [Aspásius]

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[3] Aspásíus: Aspasíus dómandi ‘Aspasius the judge’ (Unger 1877, I, 19-20; Wolf 2003, 8).

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ungri ‘of the young’

ungr (adj.): young

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barka ‘throat’

1. barki (noun m.; °-a): [boats, throat]

[4] barka: so 713, ‘barga’ 721

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stungið ‘thrust’

stinga (verb): stab, poke

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sem ‘as well as’

sem (conj.): as, which

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og ‘and’

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

[5] og: eða 713

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móðir ‘mother’

móðir (noun f.): mother

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frú ‘maiden’

frú (noun f.): lady

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yfirprísandi ‘deserving great praise’

yfirprísandi (adj./verb p.p.): deserving great praise

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endalausan ‘endless’

endalauss (adj.): endless

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