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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mv II 10VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur II 10’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 708-9.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur II

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Mjúkust heyrði mál slík
Máría og fögr tár;
kæran varð kynstór
kviðuð eftir lands sið.
Fæðingar á frumtíð
fögr bar sinn mög;
gjörðiz þá gullskorð
gleðitími kominn með.

Mjúkust Máría heyrði slík mál og fögr tár; kynstór kæran varð kviðuð eftir sið lands. Á frumtíð fæðingar bar fögr mög sinn; þá gjörðiz {gullskorð} gleðitími kominn með.
‘Most merciful Mary heard such pleas and fair tears; the high-born wife became pregnant according to the custom of the country. At the due time of birth the fair one bore her son; then the time of joy had arrived thereby for the gold-prop [WOMAN].

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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. 5]. En digt om et andet Maria-jærtegn 10: AII, 493, BII, 535, Skald II, 293, NN §§1695, 2247D; Kahle 1898, 39, 99, Sperber 1911, 11, 63, Wrightson 2001, 59.


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