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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mv II 24VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur II 24’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 717.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur II

text and translation

Þykkjumz eg í þinn flokk
þeygi kunna, guðs mey
skærust, sem skylt er,
skilin orð að fá til.
Verði þier valin dýrð,
vífa sæmdin, eilíf
um alla heims höll
haldin með guðs vald.

{Skærust mey guðs}, eg þykkjumz þeygi kunna að fá til skilin orð í flokk þinn, sem er skylt. Verði valin, eilíf dýrð haldin þier, {sæmdin vífa}, um {alla höll heims} með vald guðs.
‘Purest Virgin of God [= Mary], I do not consider myself at all able to procure clear words for your poem, as obliged. May choice, eternal honour be maintained for you, the glory of women [= Mary], throughout the entire hall of the world [UNIVERSE] by the power of God.

notes and context

721 adds amen in the margin.


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 24: AII, 495-6, BII, 538, Skald II, 295, Metr. §14A; Kahle 1898, 42, 100, Sperber 1911, 14, 64, Wrightson 2001, 66.


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