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Anon Mdr 40VII/5 — breiða ‘spacious’

Heil vertu, drottning dýrðar,
dýrt skrín himinstýris,
hátt rann, höfuðborg dróttins,
hertjald konungs aldar.
Þig fann búð og breiða
bygð .................... hæstra manndygða

Heil vertu, drottning dýrðar, dýrt skrín himinstýris, hátt rann, höfuðborg dróttins, hertjald konungs aldar. Þig fann búð og breiða bygð hæstra manndygða ….

Hail to you, queen of glory, precious shrine of the governor of heaven [= God (= Christ)], high house, chief fortress of the Lord, army-tent of the king of men [= God (= Christ)]. [People] found you the booth and spacious dwelling-place of the highest virtues ….

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[5] breiða: so 399a‑bˣ, ‘br[...]ida’ B

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