[5-7] var mier líkast því, sem bjartr mækir mundi standa í gegnum hjarta mitt ‘it was for me just as if a bright sword were to stand through my heart’: This is not in Mar but echoes the prophecy of Simeon in the temple (see sts 6, 22, and Wrightson 1997a, 284-6, 291): et tuam ipsius animam pertransit gladius ‘and a sword shall pierce through your own soul’ (Luke II.35).
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