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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mv II 13VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur II 13’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 710.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur II

text and translation

Síðan lá sveinn dauðr;
sætan af trega grætr
leingi, meðan lá ungr
líkami á börum slíkr.
Auðar þellan óglöð
annan dag flytr hann,
þar er kirkju mikið mark
Máríu í borg stár.

Síðan lá sveinn dauðr; sætan grætr af trega leingi, meðan slíkr ungr líkami lá á börum. {Óglöð þellan auðar} flytr hann annan dag, þar er mikið mark kirkju Máríu stár í borg.
‘Then the boy lay dead; the lady weeps with sorrow for a long time while such a young body lay on the bier. The unhappy fir of wealth [WOMAN] moves him the next day to where the mighty sign of the Church of Mary stands in the city.

notes and context

For prose parallels to this st., see Schottmann (1973, 380).



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 13: AII, 494, BII, 535, Skald II, 293, Metr. §14B; Kahle 1898, 40, 99, Sperber 1911, 12, 63, Wrightson 2001, 61.


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