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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
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Þykkjumz ‘do not consider myself’

2. þykkja (verb): seem, think

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flokk ‘poem’

flokkr (noun m.): group, flock

notes

[1] flokk ‘poem’: Flokkr is a longer poem without a refrain (stef).

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guðs ‘of God’

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

kennings

Skærust mey guðs,
‘Purest Virgin of God, ’
   = Mary

Purest Virgin of God, → Mary
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mey ‘Virgin’

mær (noun f.; °meyjar, dat. meyju; meyjar): maiden

kennings

Skærust mey guðs,
‘Purest Virgin of God, ’
   = Mary

Purest Virgin of God, → Mary
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skærust ‘Purest’

1. skærr (adj.): pure, bright

kennings

Skærust mey guðs,
‘Purest Virgin of God, ’
   = Mary

Purest Virgin of God, → Mary
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vífa ‘of women’

víf (noun n.): woman, wife

kennings

sæmdin vífa,
‘the glory of women, ’
   = Mary

the glory of women, → Mary
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sæmdin ‘the glory’

sœmð (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): honour

kennings

sæmdin vífa,
‘the glory of women, ’
   = Mary

the glory of women, → Mary
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eilíf ‘eternal’

eilífr (adj.): eternal

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alla ‘the entire’

allr (adj.): all

kennings

alla höll heims
‘the entire hall of the world ’
   = UNIVERSE

the entire hall of the world → UNIVERSE
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heims ‘of the world’

heimr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i/-; -ar): home, abode; world

kennings

alla höll heims
‘the entire hall of the world ’
   = UNIVERSE

the entire hall of the world → UNIVERSE
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höll ‘hall’

1. hǫll (noun f.; °hallar, dat. -u/-; hallir): hall

kennings

alla höll heims
‘the entire hall of the world ’
   = UNIVERSE

the entire hall of the world → UNIVERSE
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haldin ‘be maintained’

halda (verb): hold, keep

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721 adds amen in the margin.

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