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, 711

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15 — Anon Mv II 15VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur II 15’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 711.

Mátti vera miðnótt,
móðir sveins er upp stóð,
og í burtu barn stirt
af börum tók gulls Vör.
Móðurinnar, dís dýr
driftar sá, hvar stóð skrift;
liet hun niðr lítt kát
líkamann við orð slík:

Mátti vera miðnótt, er móðir sveins stóð upp, og {Vör gulls} tók stirt barn í burtu af börum. {Dýr dís driftar} sá, hvar skrift móðurinnar stóð; hun liet líkamann niðr, lítt kát, við slík orð:

It must have been midnight when the mother of the boy stood up, and {the Vör <goddess> of gold} [WOMAN] took the stiff child away from the bier. {The precious dís <minor female deity> of the snowdrift} [WOMAN] saw where the image of the mother stood; she laid the body down, little cheerful, with these words:

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 5]. En digt om et andet Maria-jærtegn 15 (AII, 494; BII, 536); Skald II, 294, NN §3362, Metr. §§14A, 17F; Kahle 1898, 40-1, 100, Sperber 1911, 12, 63, Wrightson 2001, 62.

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AM 713 4° (713) 86, 30 - 86, 32  image  image  
AM 721 4° (721) 13v - 13v  image  image  
AM 711 a 4°x (711ax) 94, 8 - 94, 15  transcr.  
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