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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mv III 26VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III 26’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 735-6.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur III

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Þerfiliga þaðan af
þakkir gjörði hugrakkr,
meðan endiz líf lunds
linna, við guð sinn.
Og af mönnum mest ann
maðr sjá fyrir dugnað
Máríu, sem vón var,
verkin bætti sjá klerkr.

Þaðan af gjörði hugrakkr þerfiliga þakkir við guð sinn, meðan líf {lunds linna} endiz. Og af mönnum ann sjá maðr Máríu mest fyrir dugnað, sem var vón; sjá klerkr bætti verkin.
‘From then on the brave-minded one humbly gave thanks to his God while the life of the tree of snakes [MAN] lasted. And of all men this man loves Mary the most for her help, as was expected; this cleric mended his ways.

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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. 6]. Et digt om et tredje Maria-jærtegn 26: AII, 500, BII, 544, Skald II, 298, NN §2800, Metr. §§11B, 15, 17E; Kahle 1898, 48, Sperber 1911, 21, 69, Wrightson 2001, 79.


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