Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríudrápa 20’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 495-6.
Fagnaðu, mildi megnuð
móðir alls ins góða;
sonr þinn sínum mönnum
setr öllum þig betri.
Þinn brár hljómr á himnum
hljóð yfir allar þjóðar;
frumtígnuð, mátt fagna,
frú mín, lofi þínu.
Fagnaðu, móðir alls ins góða, megnuð mildi; sonr þinn setr þig betri öllum mönnum sínum. Hljómr þinn brár á himnum, hljóð yfir allar þjóðar; frumtígnuð frú mín, mátt fagna lofi þínu.
Rejoice, mother of everything good, strengthened with mercy; your son places you above all his men. Your sound shines in the heavens, your tune over all peoples; my lady, foremost in honour, you can rejoice in your praise.
Mss: B(14r), 399a-bˣ
Readings:  sonr: son B  brár: ‘bra[...]’ B, bráṛ 399a‑bˣ; hljómr: so 399a‑bˣ, ‘h[...]mr’ B  frumtígnuð: ‘fram [...]ignuð’ B, ‘fram tignið’ 399a‑bˣ
Notes: [All]: This st., on the Coronation of the Virgin, completes the poet’s allusion to her five joys. However, he seems not to have modelled himself here on a verse from Gaude virgo gratiosa. —  brár ‘shines’: An uncommon verb, cf. LP: brá(a), which does not cite this example. The only other recorded instance in skaldic verse is Lil 33/4 geislinn brár (for bráir), of a sunbeam shining through glass, a type of the Incarnation. See Note ad loc. Both hljómr (l. 5) and hljóð (l. 6) have a basic sense of ‘sound, tune’, but presumably a secondary sense here of ‘reputation, praise’ (in the form of hymns). —  frumtígnuð ‘foremost in honour’: Jón Sigurðsson’s emendation, suggested in a n. to 444ˣ, is adopted by all subsequent eds.
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