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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 upp hendr og lofaði drottin;
lagði þá með grimdarbragði
Aspásíus járni hvössu
ungri mey í barka stungið.
Faðir hennar sem frændr og móðir
frú blíðasta grófu síðan;
yfirprísandi endalausan
Agnes þiggr af drottni fagnað.

Lietti upp hendr og lofaði drottin; Aspásíus lagði þá með grimdarbragði stungið hvössu járni í barka ungri mey. Faðir hennar sem frændr og móðir grófu síðan blíðasta frú; Agnes, yfirprísandi, þiggr endalausan fagnað af drottni.

She raised her arms and praised the Lord; Aspásius then in a savage manner thrust the sharp iron into the throat of the young maiden. Her father as well as her kinsmen and mother then buried the very gentle maiden; Agnes, deserving great praise, receives endless joy from the Lord.

Mss: 721(9r), 713(25)

Readings: [4] barka: so 713, ‘barga’ 721    [5] og: eða 713

Editions: Skj AII, 533, Skj BII, 590, Skald II, 326.

Notes: [1] lietti upp hendr ‘she raised her arms’: The usual posture of prayer in the early Christian world. — [3] Aspásíus: Aspasíus dómandi ‘Aspasius the judge’ (Unger 1877, I, 19-20; Wolf 2003, 8).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Unger, C. R., ed. 1877. Heilagra manna søgur. Fortællinger og legender om hellige mænd og kvinder. 2 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Bentzen.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Wolf, Kirsten, ed. 2003. Heilagra meyja sögur. Íslenzk trúarrit 1. Reykjavík: Bókmenntafræðistofnun Háskóla Íslands.
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