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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Hsv 19VII/3 — ást ‘the love’

Ómálugr skal        ok stilla orðum vel,
        sá er vill guðs ást geta;
æðra krapt        fær maðr aldrigi,
        en hann sé með tungu trúr.

Skal ómálugr ok stilla vel orðum, sá er vill geta ást guðs; maðr fær aldrigi æðra krapt, en hann sé trúr með tungu.

He must [be] close-mouthed and control words well, who wants to gain the love of God; a man never obtains more strength than by being true with his tongue.


[3] ást: ástar 720a IV, om. 723aˣ



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