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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, 744

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6 — Anon Vitn 6VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 6’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 744.

‘Ann eg fyrir allar kvinnur
ágætust, þier, sæta;
várr er víst svá fjarri
vili við yðr að skiljaz.’
Hun kvað sjálfrátt sveini
sett að styrkja þetta
— trú gaf tígnarmeyja
tállaust — festarmálum.

‘Eg ann þier fyrir allar kvinnur, ágætust sæta; vili várr er víst svá fjarri að skiljaz við yðr.’ Hun kvað sjálfrátt sett sveini að styrkja þetta festarmálum; tígnarmeyja gaf trú tállaust.

‘I love you above all women, most magnificent lady; our [my] wish is certainly so far from being to part from you.’ She said it was entirely up to the boy himself to confirm this with words of betrothal; the honourable maiden gave her trust without deceit.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 6 (AII, 484; BII, 521); Skald II, 286; Kahle 1898, 51, 102, Sperber 1911, 24, 70, Wrightson 2001, 29.

sources

AM 713 4° (713) 83, 26 - 83, 28  transcr.  image  image  
AM 721 4° (721) 10v, 35 - 12r, 2  transcr.  image  image  
AM 711 a 4°x (711ax) 56, 5 - 56, 12  transcr.  
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