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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, 745

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8 — Anon Vitn 8VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 8’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 745.

Þá tók hann í hennar
hand með elskubandi,
framgreiðandi fríðust
festarorð á lesti:
‘Þú skalt, mektug meyja,
mín innilig kvinna;
virðiz okkr verða
vóttr Máría og dróttinn.’

 

Then he took her hand with the bond of love, speaking forth the fairest words of betrothal at last: ‘You shall, mighty maiden, [be] my beloved wife; may Mary and the Lord deign to become [lit. see themselves as becoming] a witness for us two.’

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 8 (AII, 484; BII, 521); Skald II, 286 NN §1667, Anm.; Kahle 1898, 51, Sperber 1911, 25, 70, Wrightson 2001, 30.

sources

AM 713 4° (713) 83, 32 - 84, 2  transcr.  image  image  
AM 721 4° (721) 12r, 4 - 12r, 6  transcr.  image  image  
AM 711 a 4°x (711ax) 58, 3 - 58, 10  transcr.  
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