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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, 754-5

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22 — Anon Vitn 22VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 22’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 754-5.

Varð af vitnisburði
virkur lýðr í kirkju
kveiktr til mestrar mektar
móður guðs að bjóða.
Flokkr gjörði þá þakkir
þannveg allr með svanna:
lofsaung unnu þau ljúfan
list Máríu og Kristi.

Virkur lýðr í kirkju varð kveiktr af vitnisburði að bjóða {móður guðs} til mestrar mektar. Allr flokkr gjörði þá þakkir með svanna þannveg: þau unnu ljúfan lofsaung list Máríu og Kristi.

The caring people in the church were fired up by the testimony to offer {the mother of God} [= Mary] the mightiest worship [lit. splendour]. The entire crowd then gave thanks with the woman thus: they made a lovely song of praise artfully [lit. with skill] to Mary and Christ.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 22 (AII, 486; BII, 524-5); Skald II, 288; NN §§1674, 1677B; Kahle 1898, 54, Sperber 1911, 28, 72, Wrightson 2001, 37.

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AM 713 4° (713) 85, 8 - 85, 9  transcr.  image  image  
AM 721 4° (721) 12r, 33 - 12v, 2  transcr.  image  image  
AM 711 a 4°x (711ax) 70, 7 - 70, 14  transcr.  
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