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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Brúðv 30VII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 30’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 551.

Anonymous PoemsBrúðkaupsvísur

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Aldri láttu, mær mild,
mig, ef eg bið þig,
fyrir víti var ljót
verða með svikaferð.
Því æsti eg þig trausts;
þú hjálp mier við nú,
seggja — em eg Drótt dygg,
djarfastr — er eg mjög þarf.

Láttu mig aldri, mild mær, verða var fyrir ljót víti með svikaferð, ef eg bið þig. Því æsti eg þig trausts; hjálp þú mier nú við, er eg þarf mjög; eg em djarfastr, {dygg Drótt seggja}.
‘Never let me, gentle maiden, become a shelter for hideous sins with multitudes of deceits, if I petition you. Therefore I ask you for support; help me now, when I need [it] greatly; I am very arrogant, faithful Drótt <queen> of men [= Mary].

notes and context



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

ÍM II, 135.


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