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Anon Brúðv 19VII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 19’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 542.

Anonymous PoemsBrúðkaupsvísur
181920

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‘Hvess kunnið *ier oss?
Aldri hefi eg, gunntjalds
snyrtir, við þig sakir gjört
siða nie afbrigð.
Ástum vilda eg allfast,
íðvandr lagar skíðs
hrærir, því að hugað er mier,
að halda við þig um aldr.

‘Hvess kunnið *ier oss? Aldri hefi eg, {snyrtir {gunntjalds}}, gjört við þig sakir nie afbrigð siða. Eg vilda að halda ástum við þig allfast um aldr, {íðvandr hrærir {skíðs lagar}}, því að hugað er mier.
 
‘‘What do you blame us [me] for? Never have I, polisher of the battle-awning [SHIELD > WARRIOR], committed any offence against you nor a transgression against the faith. I wanted to keep on loving you very firmly for ever, meticulous mover of the ski of the sea [SHIP > SEAFARER], for I am concerned.

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ÍM II, 132.

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