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Anon Vitn 22VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 22’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 754-5.

Anonymous PoemsVitnisvísur af Máríu
212223

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Varð af vitnisburði
virkur lýðr í kirkju
kveiktr til mestrar mektar
móður guðs að bjóða.
Flokkr gjörði þá þakkir
þannveg allr með svanna:
lofsaung unnu þau ljúfan
list Máríu og Kristi.

Virkur lýðr í kirkju varð kveiktr af vitnisburði að bjóða {móður guðs} til mestrar mektar. Allr flokkr gjörði þá þakkir með svanna þannveg: þau unnu ljúfan lofsaung list Máríu og Kristi.
 
‘The caring people in the church were fired up by the testimony to offer the mother of God [= Mary] the mightiest worship [lit. splendour]. The entire crowd then gave thanks with the woman thus: they made a lovely song of praise artfully [lit. with skill] to Mary and Christ.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 22: AII, 486, BII, 524-5, Skald II, 288; NN §§1674, 1677B; Kahle 1898, 54, Sperber 1911, 28, 72, Wrightson 2001, 37.

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