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Anon Pét 22VII

David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 22’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 814-15.

Anonymous PoemsPétrsdrápa
212223

text and translation

Postula sveitir sátu
sínum herra nærri,
spurði og spejar, með gerðum,
spennir harma tvennra:
‘Hvern segi þier mig’, hlýrna
heilagr, ‘vera?’ kvað deilir;
eingi að giefa til yngva
orð nema Pétur þorði.

Sveitir postula sátu nærri sínum herra með gerðum; spennir tvennra harma spurði og spejar: ‘Hvern segi þier mig vera?’ kvað {heilagr deilir hlýrna}; eingi þorði að giefa orð til yngva nema Pétur.
 
‘The bands of Apostles sat near their Lord with their gear; the clasper of two sorrows asked and inquires: ‘Who do you say that I am?’ said the holy ruler of heavenly bodies [= God (= Christ)]; no one dared to give a response to the Lord except Peter.

notes and context

Cf. Matt. XVI.13-16; Mark VIII.27-9; Pétr 5/24-33. — [7-8]: Cf. Pétr 5/33: sæll Petrus svaraði einn fyrir alla ‘blessed Peter answered alone for all’.

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Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 22: AII, 503-4, BII, 550, Skald II, 301, NN §§1712B, 1723; Kahle 1898, 83, 110.

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