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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mey 10VII/8 — drottin ‘the Lord’

Ván er þess, að systrung sínum
sannr elskugi guðs og manna
Máría veiti mekt og æru
mæt og fögr í himna sæti,
þvíað óflekkuð miskun meyja
má það alt í sínum ráðum
gleði huggandi giefa og þiggja
gott og ljúft, er biðr hun drottin.

Þess er ván, að Máría, sannr elskugi guðs og manna, mæt og fögr, í sæti himna, veiti systrung sínum mekt og æru, þvíað óflekkuð miskun meyja, gleði huggandi, má í sínum ráðum giefa og þiggja það alt gott og ljúft, er hun biðr drottin.

It is to be expected that Mary, the true love of God and people, precious and fair, in the seat of the heavens, should give her sister’s son might and honour, because the unstained mercy of maidens [= Mary], comforting with happiness, can with her counsels give and receive everything good and beloved, for which she asks the Lord.


[8] drottin: þjóðum 713



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