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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Alpost 5VII

Ian McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Allra postula minnisvísur 5’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 859-60.

Anonymous PoemsAllra postula minnisvísur

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Oss giefi Jácób þessa
Jóns bróðir frið góðan
siðar og sanna prýði,
sætast hæfilæti.
Halda manni mildum
mikið stím pílagrímar,
þar er fagnaðar færi
fellr í Kompostella.
Gleði gjörvalla inni
Guð með Jácóbs minni.

Jácób, bróðir þessa Jóns, giefi oss góðan frið og sanna prýði siðar, sætast hæfilæti. Pílagrímar halda mikið stím mildum manni, þar er færi fagnaðar fellr í Kompostella. Guð gleði gjörvalla inni með minni Jácóbs.
‘May James, brother of this John, grant us good peace, and the true adornment of faith, the sweetest modesty. Pilgrims make a great tumult about the gentle man, where occasion for rejoicing occurs in Compostela. May God make joyful all without exception [here] within, with a memorial toast for James.

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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. 9]. Allra postula minnisvísur 5: AII, 510, BII, 560, Skald II, 307.


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