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Anon Brúðv 29VII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 29’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 550-1.

Anonymous PoemsBrúðkaupsvísur
282930

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Traust verðr mær mest
mönnum og líkn sönn,
og ið hæsta hald víst,
hverjum sem þörf er.
Ætti þier öll drótt
unna fyrir miskunn;
þínar hafa þess raun
þjóðir; ertu firum góð.

Mær verðr mönnum mest traust og sönn líkn og víst ið hæsta hald, hverjum sem er þörf. Öll drótt ætti unna þier fyrir miskunn; þínar þjóðir hafa þess raun; ertu góð firum.
 
‘The maiden will be to men the greatest protection and true comfort and certainly the noblest support, for whoever has a need. All people should love you for your mercy; your peoples have experience of it; you are kind to men.

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ÍM II, 135.

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