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Anon Mdr 38VII/7 — sjó

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

[7] skuggsjó bjartra: ‘sk[...]gsío[...]’ B, ‘skuggsió ḅjartra’ 399a‑bˣ, ‘sk(u)gsio[...] biartra’(?) BRydberg, ‘skvgsio hiart[...]’ BFJ

notes

[7] skuggsjó ‘mirror’: The word is rare in skaldic poetry (LP: skuggsjó, skuggsjón) and is always used in a religious context, though not elsewhere of the Virgin. Rydberg (1907, 40 n. 7) claimed to be able to see traces of a final <n>.

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