pentað ‘ornamented’: Penta means ‘to paint, decorate with pictures’. PBp uses it in an account of the building of a church: Hann lét Atla prest skrifara penta allt rjáfrit innan… ‘He had Atli, the priest and painter, paint the whole underside of the roof…’ (ÍF 16, 306). In typical medieval manner, the poet regards the universe as a macrocosmic image of a church (or, more rightly, the church as a microcosmic image of the universe) (JH).
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