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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Líkn 17VII/5 — Krists ‘Christ’

Árstillir vann alla
oss, þá er hekk á krossi
(eitt er um þat) dróttinn,
(almæli) fullsæla.
Krists vinnr krapt ins hæsta
krossmark viðum hnossa
alls bezt; lofar æztan
öll dýrð konung fyrða.

Árstillir vann oss alla fullsæla, þá er dróttinn hekk á krossi; eitt almæli er um þat. Krossmark ins hæsta Krists vinnr krapt alls bezt viðum hnossa; öll dýrð lofar æztan konung fyrða.

The instituter of abundance [= God] made us all fully fortunate, when the Lord hung on the Cross; all agree about that. The Cross-sign of the most-high Christ gains power best of all for trees of treasures [MEN]; all glory exalts the highest king of men [RULER = Christ].


[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ



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