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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mv I 17VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur I 17’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 691.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur I

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‘Því sótta eg þetta
þitt líkneski að hitta,
mest að, Máría, treystag,
mín, fulltingi þínum.
Aungvan á eg til geingis
annan fæddra manna,
— því er eg sett í sára
sorg — að mier fái borgið.

‘Því sótta eg að hitta þetta líkneski þitt, að, Máría mín, treystag mest fulltingi þínum. Eg á aungvan annan fæddra manna til geingis, að fái borgið mier; því er eg sett í sára sorg.
‘‘For this reason I came to find this effigy of yours, because, my Mary, I have trusted most of all in your help. I have nobody else among born men for support so that it may save me; therefore I am placed in dire distress.

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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. 4]. Et digt om Marias jærtegn 17: AII, 490, BII, 529-30, Skald II, 290; Kahle 1898, 34, 98, Sperber 1911, 5, 59, Wrightson 2001, 48.


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