skaldic

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Anon Mv II 2VII/8 — bónum ‘with prayers’

Veittu, að lof liett
líði framm á gleðitíð,
Andréas, að mjúk mynd
mærðar væri guði færð,
hvessu mætust mjúklát
móðir og þrautgóð
brúði, þeiri er bar nauð,
bónum krafðiz guðs kvón.

Veittu, að liett lof líði framm á gleðitíð, Andréas, að mjúk mynd mærðar væri færð guði, hvessu mætust móðir, mjúklát og þrautgóð, kvón guðs, krafðiz bónum brúði, þeiri er bar nauð.

Grant that effortless [lit. light] eulogy might flow forth at a time of joy, Andrew, so that the smooth shape of praise would be brought to God, about how the most glorious mother, gentle-minded and good in misery, the wife of God [= Mary], was invoked with prayers by a woman who was in need.

readings

[8] bónum: bænum 721

notes

[8] bónum ‘with prayers’: Bænum ‘with prayers’ (so 721) is also possible, but forces the emendation of kvón ‘wife’ to kvæn ‘wife’ to preserve the aðalhending (so Skald).

grammar

Close

Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.

Close

Word in text

This view shows information about an instance of a word in a text.