Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Máríuvísur II (Mv II) - 24

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Máríuvísur II (‘Vísur about Mary II’) — Anon Mv IIVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Máríuvísur II’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 701-17.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 5]. En digt om et andet Maria-jærtegn, Máríuvísur II (AII, 492-6, BII, 532-38)

SkP info: VII, 709

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11 — Anon Mv II 11VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur II 11’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 709.

Vænan leggr víf svein
í vöggu með búin plögg;
fríðan elskar frúin nið;
faðir hans og liek að.
Móðir unni megi blíð;
má hún varla af sjá,
svá að brúðar guðs góð
gáði trautt, sem hefir áðr.

Víf leggr vænan svein í vöggu með búin plögg; frúin elskar fríðan nið; faðir hans liek og að. Blíð móðir unni megi; hún má varla sjá af, svá að góð gáði trautt {brúðar guðs}, sem hefir áðr.

The woman places the promising boy in a cradle with embroidered clothes; the lady loves her beautiful son; his father also plays with [him]. The gentle mother loved the son; she can hardly look away, so that the good one was slow to pay the same attention {to the bride of God} [= Mary] as she has before.

Mss: 713(86), 721(13v)

Readings: [7] brúðar: brúðr 721

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 5]. En digt om et andet Maria-jærtegn 11: AII, 493, BII, 535, Skald II, 293, Metr. §§14A, B; Kahle 1898, 40, Sperber 1911, 11, Wrightson 2001, 60.

Notes: [2] búin ‘embroidered’: Búin can also mean ‘readied, prepared’ (see Fritzner: búinn 1, 3), i.e. referring to the bedclothes in the cradle prepared for the baby. It is unclear whether plögg ‘clothes’ refers to the bedclothes in the cradle or to the clothes worn by the child.

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