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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Heil 14VII/5 — Skírir ‘Pure’

draga oss mest frá guði
hönd dauðans að várri öndu.
Skírir menn hjá skapara várum
skína fagrt, er þoldu pínur;
Kristur hefir þá krafti dýstum
kórónað fyr þrautir stórar.

S… draga oss mest frá guði ... hönd dauðans að várri öndu. Skírir menn, er þoldu pínur, skína fagrt hjá skapara várum; Kristur hefir kórónað þá dýstum krafti fyr stórar þrautir.

S... draw us most from God ... the hand of death to our soul. Pure men, who suffered torments, shine beautifully with our Creator; Christ has crowned them with the most glorious power for their great struggles.


[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Skírir menn’ 720a VI, 399a‑bˣ



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