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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, 751

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16 — Anon Vitn 16VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 16’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 751.

‘Veiztu, váttar æztir
vóru hjá, þá er fóru
festarorð, en firðiz
flokkr kaupmála okkarn.
Riett hygg eg, þá þætti
því ráðið vel báðum’;
línvang kvað hann leingi
ljúga hvert orð drjúgum.

 

You know that the highest witnesses were present when the words of betrothal were uttered, but the crowd stayed away from our agreement. I rightly believe that it then seemed to us both that it had been well decided in this matter’; for a long time he said that {the linen-field} [WOMAN] lied excessively with each word.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 16 (AII, 485; BII, 523); Skald II, 287, NN §2859; Kahle 1898, 53, 103, Sperber 1911, 26-7, 71, Wrightson 2001, 34.

sources

AM 713 4° (713) 84, 23 - 84, 25  transcr.  image  image  
AM 721 4° (721) 12r, 21 - 12r, 22  transcr.  image  image  
AM 711 a 4°x (711ax) 64, 13 - 66, 2  transcr.  
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