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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Vitn 15VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 15’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 750.

Anonymous PoemsVitnisvísur af Máríu

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Brimglóða fór bæði
brík og maðrinn ríki
í musterið mesta;
mannfjöldi kom hölda.
Brúðr af treganum tjáði
tilkall við hal snjallan;
þrætir þegar á móti
þegn af öllu megni.

Bæði {brík {brimglóða}} og maðrinn ríki fór í musterið mesta; mannfjöldi hölda kom. Brúðr tjáði tilkall við snjallan hal af treganum; þegn þrætir þegar á móti af öllu megni.
‘Both the plank of ocean-embers [GOLD > WOMAN] and the powerful man went into the very great church; a large crowd of men came. The woman brought charges against the clever fellow sorrowfully [lit. with sorrow]; the man immediately contests them with all his might.

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Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 15: AII, 485, BII, 523, Skald II, 287, NN §3358B; Kahle 1898, 53, 103, Sperber 1911, 26, Wrightson 2001, 34.


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