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Anon Mdr 38VII/1 — vertu ‘to you’

Heil - vertu, - drottning - dýrðar,-
dáð - lífs og vit ráða,
himins … og hjálp aumum,

ll guðs, frægðar fylling,
friðar gnótt og líkn ótta,
skuggsjó bjartra …

Heil vertu, drottning dýrðar, dáð lífs og vit ráða, himins … og hjálp aumum, … höll guðs, fylling frægðar, gnótt friðar og líkn ótta, skuggsjó bjartra …

Hail to you, queen of glory, courage of life and understanding of counsels, heaven’s … and help to the wretched; … hall of God, fulfilment of renown, abundance of peace and salve of fear, mirror of the bright …

readings

[1] vertu drottning dýrðar: so 399a‑bˣ, ‘uer[...]g[...]dar’ B, ‘vertu [...]rottning [...]ýrðar’ BRydberg

grammar

Irregular verbs: vera (to be)

indic.subj.
pres.pastpres.past
sing.


pl.
1
2
3
1
2
3
em
ert
er
erum
eruð
eru
var
vart
var
várum
váruð
váru

sér

sém
séð
væra
værir
væri
værim
værið
væri
imperative
past part.
ver, verið
verit
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