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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mey 19VII/5 — fagra ‘fair’

Almákíus jungfrú sæla,
elsku næmdr, í píslir dæmdi;
mild var sett á milli elda
meyja Krists, er skyldi deyja.
Dægur sex var drósin fagra
dáliga byrgð í heitu báli;
sjálf miskunnin hlífði henni;
hennar náðu ei klæði að brenna.

Almákíus, næmdr elsku, dæmdi sæla jungfrú í píslir; mild meyja Krists var sett á milli elda, er skyldi deyja. Sex dægur var fagra drósin dáliga byrgð í heitu báli; miskunnin sjálf hlífði henni; hennar klæði náðu ei að brenna.

Almacius, deprived of love, condemned the blessed maiden to tortures; the gentle maiden of Christ [HOLY WOMAN] was placed between fires, when she was to die. For three days the fair woman was wretchedly enclosed in a burning conflagration; mercy itself protected her; her clothes were not able to burn.


[5] fagra: hægra 713



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