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VII. Lilja (Lil) - 100

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Lilja (‘Lily’) — Anon LilVII

Martin Chase 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lilja’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 544-677.

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Skj: Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja (AII, 363-95, BII, 390-416)

SkP info: VII, 633-4

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62 — Anon Lil 62VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 62’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 633-4.

Hvað er tíðinda? Hraktr er fjandinn.
Hverr vann sigrinn? Skapari manna.
Hvað er tíðinda? Helgir leiðaz.
Hvert? Ágætir í tígnarsæti.
Hvað er tíðinda? Hjálpaz lýðir.
Hví nú? Því liet Jésús pínaz.
Hvað er tíðinda? Himnar bjóðaz.
Hverjum? Oss, vier prísum krossinn.

Hvað er tíðinda? Fjandinn er hraktr. Hverr vann sigrinn? {Skapari manna}. Hvað er tíðinda? Helgir leiðaz. Hvert? Ágætir, í tígnarsæti. Hvað er tíðinda? Lýðir hjálpaz. Hví nú? Því Jésús liet pínaz. Hvað er tíðinda? Himnar bjóðaz. Hverjum? Oss, vier prísum krossinn.

What is the news? The enemy is vanquished. Who won the victory? {The Creator of men} [= God (= Christ)]. What is the news? The holy are led. Where? Distinguished ones, to a seat of honour. What is the news? People are saved. Why now? Because Jesus caused himself to be tormented. What is the news? The heavens are offered. To whom? To us — we praise the Cross.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 62 (AII, 383; BII, 406); Skald II, 222.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 115va, 6 - 115va, 11  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 12v, 12 - 12v, 19  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 34, 10 - 34, 14  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 11, 22 - 11, 25  transcr.  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 252 - 252  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 125, 12 - 125, 17  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 15v - 16r  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 34v - 35r  transcr.  image  
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