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Note to stanza
 …: It is not possible to read more than ‘...enda’ in B. It seems likely that the lost word is an adj. or a noun characterising bók ‘book’ (l. 3), perhaps a reference to the Bible. The corresponding Lat. text has profer lumen cæcis ‘offer light to the blind’. Rydberg suggests reconstruction to sanninda gen. of n. pl. sannindi ‘truths’. Kock (NN §1657) reconstructs heilenda, which he takes as f. acc. sg. ‘wholesome’, qualifying bók sg. (l. 4). Kock construes ber fram heilenda ljós blindum, at kjósa bók ‘bring to the blind a wholesome light, (with which) to choose a book’.
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