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Anon Pét 25VII

David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 25’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 817-18.

Anonymous PoemsPétrsdrápa
242526

Jóhannis ‘of Johannes’

Jóhannes (noun m.): [John, Johannes]

[1] Jóhannis: ‘johannes’ 621

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[1] Jóhannis ‘[son] of Johannes’: Cf. John XXI.15: Simon Iohannis ‘Simon son of John’; Pétr 16/31: Simon Jons son ‘Simon son of John’; sts 11/1, 24/1-2 and Notes.

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játar ‘answers yes’

1. játa (verb): agree

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[1] játar ‘answers yes’: Cf. Pétr 17/2: birti með merkiligri iatning sitt hiarta ‘revealed his heart with a clear affirmation’.

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þrysvar ‘three’

þrysvar (adv.): three times, thrice

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[3] þrysvar sinnum ‘three times’: Cf. Pétr 17/15: þrysvar ‘thrice’ (B .iii. sinnum hins sama ‘three times the same way’).

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sinnum ‘times’

2. sinni (noun n.; °-s;): time, occasion; company, following

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[3] þrysvar sinnum ‘three times’: Cf. Pétr 17/15: þrysvar ‘thrice’ (B .iii. sinnum hins sama ‘three times the same way’).

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af ‘with’

af (prep.): from

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[4] af guðdóms megni ‘with the might of divinity’: Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) takes this phrase as describing Peter’s reply (l. 1) rather than Christ’s question (ll. 2-4).

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guð ‘’

1. guð (noun m.; °***guðrs, guðis, gus): (Christian) God < guðdómr (noun m.): God’s dominion

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[4] af guðdóms megni ‘with the might of divinity’: Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) takes this phrase as describing Peter’s reply (l. 1) rather than Christ’s question (ll. 2-4).

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dóms ‘of divinity’

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

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[4] af guðdóms megni ‘with the might of divinity’: Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) takes this phrase as describing Peter’s reply (l. 1) rather than Christ’s question (ll. 2-4).

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megni ‘the might’

megni (noun n.; °-s): might

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[4] af guðdóms megni ‘with the might of divinity’: Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) takes this phrase as describing Peter’s reply (l. 1) rather than Christ’s question (ll. 2-4).

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Þvíað ‘Because’

þvít (conj.): because, since

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[5] Þvíað ‘because’: Kock (NN §2877) argues that this word makes the l. too heavy and is probably a scribal addition.

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milskaz ‘sweet’

2. milska (verb): [sweet]

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[5] milskaz ‘is sweet’: Finnur Jónsson (LP: milska) translates: mit navn blandes, bliver utydeligt (?) for dig ‘my name is muddled, becomes unclear (?) for you’ (cf. Skj B: fordunkles, ved Petri fornægtelse, vistnok ‘is obscured, doubtless through Peter’s denial’). But as Kock observes (NN §1727), the sense of milska here is rather to be compared with that of OE miliscian ‘to become sweet, mellow’ (cf. Bosworth and Toller 1898: milisc, miliscian; Bosworth and Toller, 1921 Supplement: gemilscod; AEW: milska 2).

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jafnan ‘always’

jafnan (adv.): always

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föður ‘father’

faðir (noun m.): father

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Cf. John XXI.15-17; Pétr 16/31-17/12. This st. should logically follow st. 16/1-4 (see Introduction and 16 Note to [All]). — [1-6]: The interpretation followed here is that proposed by Kock (NN §1726). — [7-8]: Cf. Pétr 17/12: Fæð þu sauði mina ‘Feed my sheep’; John XXI.17: pasce oves meas ‘feed my sheep’.

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