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Anon Heil 15VII/4 — skjótt ‘quickly’

†A… …aust
…mus† píndi beima;
… byskup ljósan
beiða skjótt, að fyr hann leiðiz.
Illir fundu í einum helli;
úti lágu dýr fyr skúta;
brúðar leysti hann bur frá dauða;
bein var honum að kverkameini.

†A… …aust …mus† píndi beima …; beiða ljósan byskup skjótt, að leiðiz fyr hann. Illir fundu í einum helli; dýr lágu úti fyr skúta; hann leysti bur brúðar frá dauða; bein var honum að kverkameini.

…tormented the men …; request that the radiant bishop be quickly brought before him. Wicked men found [him] in a cave; animals lay outside the cavern; he released the son of a woman from death; a bone caused him pain in his throat.

notes

[3-4] beiða ljósan byskup skjótt, að leiðiz fyr hann ‘request that the radiant bishop be quickly brought before him’: The construction here seems to be a blend of an acc. inf. (beiða + acc. ljósan byskup + inf. with passive sense, ‘asked the bishop to be led’) and an -cl. with a subj. verb.

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