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Anon Brúðv 32VII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 32’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 552.

Anonymous PoemsBrúðkaupsvísur
313233

text and translation

Guðs æsti menn mest
móður, að hun dugi þjóð,
(fyrir ljóða líkn kær)
liðs (hjálpar mier), við.
Jésús veitir ágætr
alt giengi því ávalt;
heilög er snót sæl
sú; það er vís raun.

Menn æsti {guðs móður} mest liðs, að hun dugi þjóð við; kær hjálpar mier fyrir líkn ljóða. Ágætr Jésús veitir því ávalt alt giengi; það er vís raun; sú sæl snót er heilög.
 
‘Men should ask God’s mother [= Mary] most for aid, that she will lend support to people; the beloved one helps me because of the comfort of poems. Magnificent Jesus therefore always grants all success; that is a certain fact; that blessed lady is holy.

notes and context

The point of this st. is that Mary acts as an intercessor with Christ for sinful humankind. For that reason (því, l. 6) he always grants people success.

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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

ÍM II, 135.

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