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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

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, 706

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6 — Anon Mv II 6VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur II 6’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 706.

Sótti til saungs þrátt
sorguð í höfuðborg
kvinna, þar er klient rann
kirkja stóð guði virk
musterið af múr gjört
Máríu og stöpull hár,
þar er að barni baugnorn
bænum syrgði oft

Sorguð kvinna sótti þrátt til saungs í höfuðborg, þar er klient rann, kirkja virk guði stóð, musterið gjört Máríu af múr, og hár stöpull, þar er {baugnorn} syrgði oft bænum að barni.

The grieving woman constantly went to mass in the capital city, where a magnificent house, a church dear to God stood, the minster made for Mary out of stone, and a high tower, where {ring-norn <goddess of fate>} [WOMAN] often mourned with prayers for a child.

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

Readings: [1] Sótti: Sóttu 713, 721

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 5]. En digt om et andet Maria-jærtegn 6: AII, 493, BII, 534, Skald II, 293, Metr. §§11A, 18A; Kahle 1898, 38-9, 99, Sperber 1911, 10, 62, Wrightson 2001, 57.

Notes: [1] sótti (3rd pers. sg. pret. indic.) ‘went’: The subject is in the sg. and sóttu ‘went’ (so both mss) is in the pl. — [3] klient ‘magnificent’: This is a loanword from MLG klēn ‘beautiful, pure, fine’ (see AEW: klénn). — [5] musterið ‘the minster’: For this word, see Note to Vitn 14/7. — [5] gjört ‘made’: The l. lacks internal rhyme, and Skald emends to reist ‘erected’ (p.p. of reisa ‘erect’). — [7] þar er ‘where’: Both Skj B and Skald omit the rel. particle er and treat the cl. as a main cl.

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