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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, 754

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21 — Anon Vitn 21VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 21’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 754.

Þagnar sætan signuð;
sonr hennar rieð þenna
fylla framburð allan
fríð sannindi þannin:
‘Það vitni ber eg brúði
bjart og gott,’ kvað dróttinn,
‘áðr sem mín bar móðir;
mær hefir satt kæra.’

 

The blessed lady falls silent; her son did validate this entire statement, the splendid truth, thus: ‘That witness, bright and good, I bear about the woman,’ said the Lord, ‘which my mother bore before; the maiden has a true [cause] for complaint [lit. to complain].’

notes: Cf. Mar (1871, 302): Þat sama ber ek her vm sem móðir min ‘I bear the same [testimony] about this as my mother’.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 21 (AII, 486; BII, 524); Skald II, 287; Kahle 1898, 54, Sperber 1911, 28, 72, Wrightson 2001, 37.

sources

AM 713 4° (713) 85, 5 - 85, 7  transcr.  image  image  
AM 721 4° (721) 12r, 31 - 12r, 33  transcr.  image  image  
AM 711 a 4°x (711ax) 68, 17 - 70, 6  transcr.  
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