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Anon Mv I 23VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur I 23’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 695.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur I
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Máttr var móður dróttins
mjög ríkr um frú slíka
sýndr með sætleik reyndum
sveit í loganum heita.
Þann gaf þessi kvinnu
þrótt óskamey dróttins;
hosk sat Bil í báli
baugstalls um dag allan.

Mjög ríkr máttr {móður dróttins} var sýndr sveit með reyndum sætleik um slíka frú í loganum heita. {Óskamey dróttins} gaf þann þrótt þessi kvinnu; {hosk Bil {baugstalls}} sat í báli um allan dag.
 
‘The very mighty power of the mother of the Lord [= Mary] was revealed to the crowd with proven kindness concerning that lady in the hot flame. The wish-maiden of the Lord [= Mary] gave that fortitude to this woman; the wise Bil <goddess> of the ring-seat [ARM > WOMAN] remained in the fire all day.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 4]. Et digt om Marias jærtegn 23: AII, 490-1, BII, 531, Skald II, 291, NN §2867; Kahle 1898, 36, 98, Sperber 1911, 6, 60, Wrightson 2001, 51.

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