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Anon Mv II 16VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur II 16’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 712.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur II
151617

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‘Líknarinnar lofað tákn,
líttu hier á barn frítt;
— það er minning — miskunn
mínu holdi gaf þín.
Móðurnafn og minn heiðr
mist hefi eg nú tvist;
vel máttu, björt, böl
bæta mier, frúin sæt.

‘{Lofað tákn líknarinnar}, líttu hier á frítt barn; það er minning; miskunn þín gaf holdi mínu. Móðurnafn og heiðr minn hefi eg nú mist, tvist; máttu vel bæta mier böl, björt, sæt frúin.
 
‘‘Praised sign of compassion [= Mary], look here at the beautiful child; that is a remembrance; your mercy gave [it] to my flesh. The name of mother and my honour I have now lost, mournful; you can easily put right the misfortune for me, bright, sweet lady.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 5]. En digt om et andet Maria-jærtegn 16: AII, 494, BII, 536, Skald II, 294, Metr. §19; Kahle 1898, 41, Sperber 1911, 12-13, 63, Wrightson 2001, 62.

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