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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Vitnisvísur af Máríu (Vitn) - 26

Vitnisvísur af Máríu (‘Testimonial Vísur about Mary’) — Anon VitnVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Vitnisvísur af Máríu’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 739-57.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu (AII, 483-7, BII, 520-6)

SkP info: VII, 740-1

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1 — Anon Vitn 1VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 1’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 740-1.

Heyrðu til upphafsorða,
alls vinnandi, minna,
þrennr og einn í þinni
þrenning, er guð kenniz.
Láttu, líknar dróttinn,
lausnari minn, af þinni
greiðaz göfgað kvæði,
góðr, háleitri móður.

 

Listen to my opening words, {maker of everything}, [= God] threefold and one in your Trinity, who is acknowledged as God. {Lord of mercy}, [= God (= Christ)] my good redeemer, let a glorious poem be produced about your exalted mother.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 1 (AII, 483; BII, 520); Skald II, 285, NN §2668; Jón Þorkelsson 1888, 42, Kahle 1898, 49-50, Sperber 1911, 23, 69, Wrightson 2001, 27.

sources

AM 713 4° (713) 83, 12 - 83, 14  transcr.  image  image  
AM 721 4° (721) 10v, 24 - 10v, 26 ()  transcr.  image  image  
AM 711 a 4°x (711ax) 52, 1 - 52, 8  transcr.  
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