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Anon Mv II 6VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur II 6’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 706.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur II
567

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Sótti til saungs þrátt
sorguð í höfuðborg
kvinna, þar er klient rann
kirkja stóð guði virk
musterið af múr gjört
Máríu og stöpull hár,
þar er að barni baugnorn
bænum syrgði oft

Sorguð kvinna sótti þrátt til saungs í höfuðborg, þar er klient rann, kirkja virk guði stóð, musterið gjört Máríu af múr, og hár stöpull, þar er {baugnorn} syrgði oft bænum að barni.
 
‘The grieving woman constantly went to mass in the capital city, where a magnificent house, a church dear to God stood, the minster made for Mary out of stone, and a high tower, where ring-norn <goddess of fate> [WOMAN] often mourned with prayers for a child.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 5]. En digt om et andet Maria-jærtegn 6: AII, 493, BII, 534, Skald II, 293, Metr. §§11A, 18A; Kahle 1898, 38-9, 99, Sperber 1911, 10, 62, Wrightson 2001, 57.

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