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Anon Mgr 38VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 38’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 785.

Anonymous PoemsDrápa af Máríugrát
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Ræsir ‘ruler’

ræsir (noun m.): ruler

kennings

‘Prúðr ræsir borgar regna,
‘‘The splendid ruler of the stronghold of rains, ’
   = God

the stronghold of rains, → SKY/HEAVEN
‘The splendid ruler of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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prúðr ‘The splendid’

prúðr (adj.; °superl. -astr): magnificent, proud

kennings

‘Prúðr ræsir borgar regna,
‘‘The splendid ruler of the stronghold of rains, ’
   = God

the stronghold of rains, → SKY/HEAVEN
‘The splendid ruler of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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regna ‘of rains’

regn (noun n.; °-s; -): rain

kennings

‘Prúðr ræsir borgar regna,
‘‘The splendid ruler of the stronghold of rains, ’
   = God

the stronghold of rains, → SKY/HEAVEN
‘The splendid ruler of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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regna ‘of rains’

regn (noun n.; °-s; -): rain

kennings

‘Prúðr ræsir borgar regna,
‘‘The splendid ruler of the stronghold of rains, ’
   = God

the stronghold of rains, → SKY/HEAVEN
‘The splendid ruler of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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borgar ‘of the stronghold’

borg (noun f.; °-ar, dat. -; -ir): city, stronghold

kennings

‘Prúðr ræsir borgar regna,
‘‘The splendid ruler of the stronghold of rains, ’
   = God

the stronghold of rains, → SKY/HEAVEN
‘The splendid ruler of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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borgar ‘of the stronghold’

borg (noun f.; °-ar, dat. -; -ir): city, stronghold

kennings

‘Prúðr ræsir borgar regna,
‘‘The splendid ruler of the stronghold of rains, ’
   = God

the stronghold of rains, → SKY/HEAVEN
‘The splendid ruler of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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öll ‘all’

allr (adj.): all

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móti ‘return for’

móti (prep.): against

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geymir ‘the keeper’

geymir (noun m.): guardian, keeper

kennings

geymir vagns
‘the keeper of the wagon ’
   = God

the keeper of the wagon → God

notes

[7] geymir vagns ‘the keeper of the wagon’: Vagn ‘wagon’ is the ON term for the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear (‘Charles’s Wain’ or ‘the Big Dipper’). See LP: vagn 2.

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vagns ‘of the wagon’

vagn (noun m.; °dat. -i; -ar): wagon

kennings

geymir vagns
‘the keeper of the wagon ’
   = God

the keeper of the wagon → God

notes

[7] geymir vagns ‘the keeper of the wagon’: Vagn ‘wagon’ is the ON term for the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear (‘Charles’s Wain’ or ‘the Big Dipper’). See LP: vagn 2.

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giefr ‘gives’

gefa (verb): give

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krefja ‘to ask for’

krefja (verb): request

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Cf. Mar (1871, 1011): Skaltu ok uita til sanninda, at minn sæti son birtizt mier fyrr enn nockrum odrum lifanda manni, þuiat hann sꜳ minn harm framar enn nockurs annars ‘You shall also know indeed that my sweet son revealed himself to me before any other living man, because he saw that my grief was greater than anyone else’s’.

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