Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Lilja (‘Lily’) — Anon LilVII

Martin Chase 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lilja’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 544-677.

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Skj: Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja (AII, 363-95, BII, 390-416)

SkP info: VII, 662-3

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89 — Anon Lil 89VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 89’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 662-3.

Þú ert hreinlífis dygðar dúfa,
dóttir guðs, og lækning sótta,
giftu vegr, og geisli lofta,
gimsteinn brúða og drotning himna,
guðs herbergi og gleyming sorga,
gleðinnar past og eyðing lasta,
líknar æðr og lífgan þjóða,
loflig mær, þú ert einglum hæri.

Þú ert dúfa dygðar hreinlífis, dóttir guðs og lækning sótta, vegr giftu og geisli lofta, gimsteinn brúða og drotning himna, herbergi guðs og gleyming sorga, past gleðinnar og eyðing lasta, æðr líknar og lífgan þjóða, loflig mær, þú ert hæri einglum.

You are the dove of the virtue of chastity, daughter of God and healing of sicknesses, path of good fortune and light-beam of the skies, jewel of women and queen of the heavens, God’s lodging and forgetting of sorrows, nourishment of gladness and elimination of sins, vein of mercy and life-giver of peoples, praiseworthy maiden, you are higher than the angels.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 89 (AII, 391; BII, 413); Skald II, 227.

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Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 116va, 1 - 116va, 5  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 17v, 15 - 18r, 3  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 39, 12 - 39, 15  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 14, 7 - 14, 9  transcr.  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 255 - 255  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x*) 134, 1 - 134, 6  transcr.  image  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x*) 420 - 420  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 21v - 21v  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 39r - 39r  transcr.  image  
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