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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mv II 11VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur II 11’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 709.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur II
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Vænan ‘the promising’

vænn (adj.): beautiful, expected

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búin ‘embroidered’

2. búa (verb; °býr (1. pers. býg NjM 330²⁴); bjó/bjuggi/bjǫggi/byggi, bjuggu/bjǫggu (præt. conj. byggi); búinn (n. sg. búit/bút)): prepare, ready, live

notes

[2] búin ‘embroidered’: Búin can also mean ‘readied, prepared’ (see Fritzner: búinn 1, 3), i.e. referring to the bedclothes in the cradle prepared for the baby. It is unclear whether plögg ‘clothes’ refers to the bedclothes in the cradle or to the clothes worn by the child.

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frúin ‘the lady’

frú (noun f.): lady

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Móðir ‘mother’

móðir (noun f.): mother

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varla ‘hardly’

varla (adv.): hardly

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brúðar ‘to the bride’

brúðr (noun f.; °brúðar, dat. & acc. brúði; brúðir): woman, bride

[7] brúðar: brúðr 721

kennings

brúðar guðs,
‘to the bride of God ’
   = Mary

to the bride of God → Mary
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guðs ‘of God’

1. guð (noun m.; °***guðrs, guðis, gus): (Christian) God

kennings

brúðar guðs,
‘to the bride of God ’
   = Mary

to the bride of God → Mary
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góð ‘the good one’

góðr (adj.): good

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gáði ‘to pay the same attention’

4. gá (verb): to heed

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trautt ‘was slow’

trauðr (adj.): reluctant

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hefir ‘she has’

hafa (verb): have

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