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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, 753-4

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20 — Anon Vitn 20VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 20’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 753-4.

Tók Máría mjúkust
mæla vörrum sælum
orð, svá að allir heyrðu
áhlýðandi lýðir:
‘Riett hermir þú hattar
hvert orð, vita skorða;
ósannindum undan
jungkærinn vill færaz.’

Mjúkust Máría tók mæla orð sælum vörrum, svá að allir áhlýðandi lýðir heyrðu: ‘Þú hermir hvert orð riett, {skorða {vita hattar}}; jungkærinn vill færaz undan ósannindum.’

Gentlest Mary began to speak words with blessed lips, so that all listening people heard: ‘You repeat each word correctly, {prop {of the beacon of the hat}} [GOLD > WOMAN]; the young man wants to escape by means of untruths.’

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 20 (AII, 486; BII, 524); Skald II, 287; Kahle 1898, 54, 103, Sperber 1911, 27-8, 72, Wrightson 2001, 36.

sources

AM 713 4° (713) 85, 2 - 85, 4  transcr.  image  image  
AM 721 4° (721) 12r, 29 - 12r, 31  transcr.  image  image  
AM 711 a 4°x (711ax) 68, 9 - 68, 16  transcr.  
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