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  • n. A medieval monophonic song, sometimes religious, characteristic of the Galician-Portuguese lyric.


Portuguese (Wiktionary)


  • Note 27: I shall not discuss the two Spanish versions, in the Cantigas de Santa Maria (cantiga 4, with illustrations), various editions, and in Gonzalo de Berceo's Milagros de nuestra señora, ed.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • _Prologo_: _Eu por mim digo com a cantiga se o dizem digão_, etc.

    Four Plays of Gil Vicente

  • ¶ Esta cantiga cantarão & baylarão de terreyro os foliões, & acabada diz

    Four Plays of Gil Vicente

  • Images from the cantiga manuscripts, projected on a large screen behind the performers, along with English translations of the Galician texts, balanced out the experience by squaring the modern adaptation with medieval piety, a world view in which the Glorious Virgin could quite plausibly help a drunken monk make it back to the cloister without getting into too much trouble (Cantiga 47, Virgen Santa Maria, guarda-nos) or cause a candle to descend to a musician who had sung her praises well at Rocamadour (Cantiga 8).


  • a cantiga della foy cantada de canto dorgam, & a letra he a seguinte:

    Four Plays of Gil Vicente

  • 473 Pero Vaz evidently did not know the _cantiga: _

    Four Plays of Gil Vicente


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