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Anon Brúðv 21VII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 21’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 543-4.

Anonymous PoemsBrúðkaupsvísur
202122

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Nýtust hvarf burt björg
borða við slík orð,
en augum álmþollr
unda brá þá í sundr.
Skauta hugði álmr að
ára, það er fyrir bar,
og reyni sú sýn
sverða þótti mikils verð.

{Nýtust björg borða} hvarf burt við slík orð, en {álmþollr unda} brá þá í sundr augum. {Álmr {skauta ára}} hugði að, það er fyrir bar, og {reyni sverða} þótti sú sýn mikils verð.
 
‘The most beneficial deliverance of tables [= Mary] disappeared at these words, but the elm-tree of wounds [WARRIOR] then opened his eyes. The elm of the sheets of the oars [SHIPS > SEAFARER] thought about that which had appeared and that vision seemed of great value to the trier of swords [WARRIOR].

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ÍM II, 133.

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