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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Líknarbraut (Líkn) - 52

Líknarbraut (‘The Way of Grace’) — Anon LíknVII

George S. Tate 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Líknarbraut’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 228-86.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut (AII, 150-9, BII, 160-74)

SkP info: VII, 248-9

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18 — Anon Líkn 18VII

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Cite as: George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 18’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 248-9.

Guðs var mær ok móðir
na hauðrs við dauða
hýr með hjarta sáru
hildings ok píningar.
Víst bar víf it hæsta
vátar kiðr af gráti,
sonr, þá er sárr af benjum
siðnenninn dó hennar.

{Hýr mær ok móðir guðs} var með sáru hjarta við dauða ok píningar {hildings {mána hauðrs}}. Víst bar it hæsta víf kiðr vátar af gráti, þá er hennar siðnenninn sonr dó, sárr af benjum.

{The mild maiden and mother of God} [= Mary] was with a sore heart at the death and torments {of the king {of the moon’s land}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)]. Certainly the highest woman bore cheeks wet from weeping when her virtue-striving son died, sore from wounds.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut 18 (AII, 153-4; BII, 165); Skald II, 87; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 40-1, Rydberg 1907, 14, 49, Tate 1974, 63.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 11v, 25 - 11v, 27 (Líkn)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  image  
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