Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III, 20 [Vol. 7, 730-1]

[7] Síóns ‘[the prayer] of Zion’: (i.e. Hail Mary). This word is no longer visible in 721, but Finnur read ‘syons’ with certainty. 1032ˣ has ‘sions’ but the way it is written suggests that ÁM had problems reading what he perceived as <i>. In medieval literature, Mary was often referred to as ‘the new Zion’, ‘the daughter of Zion’, etc. See Salzer (1886-93, 32, 118 n. 3, 121 n. 3, 346, 443 n. 1).


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