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Anon Mv I 25VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur I 25’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 696-7.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur I
242526

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Sungu sætt og leingi
sannfróðir guðs móður
lýðir lof, þá er brúði
litu hvíta þar sitja.
Lietu síðan sætu
seimstalls viðir allir
fara í friði og æru;
fljóð var sátt og þjóðir.

Sannfróðir lýðir sungu lof {móður guðs} sætt og leingi, þá er litu brúði sitja þar hvíta. Síðan lietu {allir viðir {seimstalls}} sætu fara í friði og æru; fljóð og þjóðir var sátt.
 
‘The truth-knowing people sang the praise of the mother of God [= Mary] sweetly and for a long time when they saw the woman sitting there unblemished [lit. white]. Then all the trees of the gold-seat [ARM > MEN] let the lady go in peace and honour; the woman and the people were reconciled.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 4]. Et digt om Marias jærtegn 25: AII, 491, BII, 531, Skald II, 291, NN §§2869, 3397K; Kahle 1898, 36, 98-9, Sperber 1911, 7, 60-1, Wrightson 2001, 52.

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