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Anon Líkn 29VII/5 — hæsta ‘most-high’

Hljóta ey með ítrum
alfegnastir þegnar
sólar vörð í sælu
slóðar alt it góða.
Krists vinnr krapt ins hæsta
krossmark viðum hnossa
alls bezt; lofar æztan
öll dýrð konung fyrða.

Þegnar alfegnastir hljóta ey alt it góða í sælu með ítrum vörð sólar slóðar. Krossmark ins hæsta Krists vinnr krapt alls bezt viðum hnossa; öll dýrð lofar æztan konung fyrða.

Thanes joyous beyond measure obtain forever every good thing in blessedness with the glorious guardian of the sun’s track [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]. 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].

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[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr vinnr k‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

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