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Anon Vitn 12VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 12’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 748.

Anonymous PoemsVitnisvísur af Máríu
111213

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Rekkr með reiðiþokka
rjóðr anzaði fljóði:
‘Legg þú niðr, in leiða,
lygð á mig til blygðar;
brims ætla eg bríma
brík að fastna ríka,
en fielausa fýsaz
faldreið skal eg aldri.’

Rjóðr rekkr anzaði fljóði með reiðiþokka: ‘Legg þú niðr, in leiða, lygð á mig til blygðar; eg ætla að fastna {ríka brík {bríma brims}}, en {fielausa faldreið} skal eg aldri fýsaz.’
 
‘The red-faced champion answered the woman with a wrathful mind: ‘Cease, loathsome one, the lie about me to shame me [lit. for shame]; I intend to be engaged to a rich plank of the fire of the ocean [GOLD > WOMAN], and a penniless headdress-chariot [WOMAN] I shall never desire.’

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 12: AII, 484-5, BII, 522, Skald II, 286, NN §1676; Kahle 1898, 52, 102-3, Sperber 1911, 25-6, 71, Wrightson 2001, 32.

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