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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mv II 2VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur II 2’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 703.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur II

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Veittu, að lof liett
líði framm á gleðitíð,
Andréas, að mjúk mynd
mærðar væri guði færð,
hvessu mætust mjúklát
móðir og þrautgóð
brúði, þeiri er bar nauð,
bónum krafðiz guðs kvón.

Veittu, að liett lof líði framm á gleðitíð, Andréas, að mjúk mynd mærðar væri færð guði, hvessu mætust móðir, mjúklát og þrautgóð, {kvón guðs}, krafðiz bónum brúði, þeiri er bar nauð.
‘Grant that effortless [lit. light] eulogy might flow forth at a time of joy, Andrew, so that the smooth shape of praise would be brought to God, about how the most glorious mother, gentle-minded and good in misery, the wife of God [= Mary], was invoked with prayers by a woman who was in need.

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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 2: AII, 492, BII, 533, Skald II, 292, Metr. §14B; Kahle 1898, 38, 99, Sperber 1911, 9, 62, Wrightson 2001, 55.


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