Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.

Continue

Lexicon Poeticum

Lexicon Poeticum

Menu Search

Anon Mv II 1VII/2 — dróttinn ‘Lord’

Dýrðar, gief þú, dóms vörðr,
dróttinn, er alt gott
veitir, að bragarbót,
brögnum, gjaldi hier þögn.
Móður þinnar, minn guð,
megna vil eg jartegn,
segja það, er sæl mey
sætu dugði ágæt.

Vörðr dóms dýrðar, dróttinn, er veitir brögnum alt gott, gief þú, að gjaldi hier þögn bragarbót. Guð minn, eg vil megna jartegn móður þinnar, segja það, er ágæt, sæl mey dugði sætu.

Guardian of the court of glory [HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)], Lord, who provides men with everything good, grant that they here give silence to the poetic improvement [lit. poem’s improvement]. My God, I wish to glorify a miracle of your mother, to tell how [lit. to tell about it, that] the magnificent, blessed Virgin helped a woman.

readings

[2] dróttinn: dróttir 721

notes

[1-2] vörðr dóms dýrðar, dróttinn ‘guardian of the court of glory [HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)], Lord’: It is also possible to construe these ll. as dróttinn dýrðar, vörðr dóms ‘Lord of glory [= God], guardian of judgement [= God]. — [2] dróttinn ... gott ‘Lord ... good’: The irregular internal rhyme reflects the instability of vowel quantity during this period. For the sake of consistency, the [o:] in dróttinn is treated as long here and elsewhere in the poem.

grammar

Close

Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.

Close

Word in text

This view shows information about an instance of a word in a text.