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Anon Mv III 23VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III 23’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 733-4.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur III

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‘Ginni þier frá guði menn
að gjöra það, eð ilt er;
sárar fyrir sakir þær
síðan að þeir fái stríð.
Einatt skal yðr pín
aktaz, þá frá er sagt,
að þier freistið fira mest
og fáið eigi svikið þá.’

‘Ginni þier menn frá guði að gjöra það, eð er ilt, að þeir fái síðan stríð fyrir þær sárar sakir. Einatt skal pín aktaz yðr, þá er frá sagt, að þier freistið fira mest og fáið eigi svikið þá.’
‘‘You entice men away from God to do that which is evil, so that they later suffer torment because of those bitter offences. Always shall torture be devised for you when it is told that you tempt people the most and are not able to deceive them.’

notes and context



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 6]. Et digt om et tredje Maria-jærtegn 23: AII, 499, BII, 543, Skald II, 298, Metr. §§16B, C, 17A; Kahle 1898, 48, 102, Sperber 1911, 20, 68, Wrightson 2001, 78.


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