Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 2 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 134.
Sagðr vas lýðum ok landrekum
myrk* at ráða mǫrg rǫk fyrir.
Kærr vas hann kristnu kynni þjóðar;
vasat á moldu maðr vitrari.
Sagðr vas at ráða mǫrg myrk* rǫk fyrir lýðum ok landrekum. Hann vas kærr kristnu kynni þjóðar; vitrari maðr vasat á moldu.
‘He was said to interpret many obscure signs before the people and rulers. He was dear to the Christian family of people; there was not a wiser man on earth. ’
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myrkt at ráða
mǫrg rǫk fyrir.
Kærr vas hann kristin kyni
kristin kyni þjóðar;
vasat á moldu
Sagðr var lyðvm ok landrekvm | myrkt at raða morg rók fyrir kiæ᷎ʀ var hann kristin kyni þio | ðar varað a molldv maðr vitrari
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