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VII. Vitnisvísur af Máríu (Vitn) - 26

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Vitnisvísur af Máríu (‘Testimonial Vísur about Mary’) — Anon VitnVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Vitnisvísur af Máríu’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 739-57.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu (AII, 483-7, BII, 520-6)

SkP info: VII, 748

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12 — Anon Vitn 12VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 12’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 748.

Rekkr með reiðiþokka
rjóðr anzaði fljóði:
‘Legg þú niðr, in leiða,
lygð á mig til blygðar;
brims ætla eg bríma
brík að fastna ríka,
en fielausa fýsaz
faldreið skal eg aldri.’

Rjóðr rekkr anzaði fljóði með reiðiþokka: ‘Legg þú niðr, in leiða, lygð á mig til blygðar; eg ætla að fastna {ríka brík {bríma brims}}, en {fielausa faldreið} skal eg aldri fýsaz.’

The red-faced champion answered the woman with a wrathful mind: ‘Cease, loathsome one, the lie about me to shame me [lit. for shame]; I intend to be engaged to {a rich plank {of the fire of the ocean}} [GOLD > WOMAN], and {a penniless headdress-chariot} [WOMAN] I shall never desire.’

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 12 (AII, 484-5; BII, 522); Skald II, 286, NN §1676; Kahle 1898, 52, 102-3, Sperber 1911, 25-6, 71, Wrightson 2001, 32.

sources

AM 713 4° (713) 84, 12 - 84, 14  transcr.  image  image  
AM 721 4° (721) 12r, 13 - 12r, 15  transcr.  image  image  
AM 711 a 4°x (711ax) 60, 17 - 62, 2  transcr.  
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