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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Máríuvísur I (Mv I) - 29

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Máríuvísur I (‘Vísur about Mary I’) — Anon Mv IVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Máríuvísur I’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 678-700.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 4]. Et digt om Marias jærtegn, Máríuvísur I (AII, 487-92, BII, 526-32)

SkP info: VII, 681

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3 — Anon Mv I 3VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur I 3’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 681.

Rieð í borg svá breiðri
brúðr fyrir garði prúðum;
siðlátust hielt sæta
sæm miskunnar dæmi.
Næst kærligum Kristi
kæst elskaði hæsta
Máríu drotning dýra
drós í verkum ljósum.

Brúðr rieð fyrir prúðum garði í svá breiðri borg; siðlátust sæta hielt sæm dæmi miskunnar. Næst kærligum Kristi elskaði kæst drós hæsta, dýra drotning, Máríu, í ljósum verkum.

A woman managed a magnificent estate in this spacious city; the most virtuous female followed fitting examples of mercy. After affectionate Christ, the dearest lady loved the highest, precious queen, Mary, with fair deeds.

Mss: 721(12v)

Readings: [4] sæm: sönn 721

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 4]. Et digt om Marias jærtegn 3: AII, 487-8, BII, 526, Skald II, 288-9; Kahle 1898, 31, Sperber 1911, 1, 56, Wrightson 2001, 41.

Notes: [3, 4] hielt sæm dæmi ‘followed fitting examples’: For the verb halda ‘follow, adhere to’ with the acc., see Fritzner: halda 16. — [4] sæm ‘fitting’: So Sperber 1911, Skj B, Skald. The ms. reading sönn ‘true’ leaves the l. without internal rhyme.

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