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Anon Mey 51VII/7 — göfugur ‘noble’

Möttul sinn liet meyja drottins
mætan upp og dreginn úr vætu
sýslufull á sólargeisla;
sólin hielt, sem lægi á stóli.
Merkiligust í miðri kirkju
meyjan fór um tíðir deyja
píslalaus sem göfugur geisli;
gæti hun vár, að syndir bætiz.

Meyja drottins liet upp mætan möttul sinn og dreginn úr vætu sýslufull á sólargeisla, sólin hielt, sem lægi á stóli. Merkiligust meyjan fór deyja píslalaus sem göfugur geisli um tíðir í miðri kirkju; gæti hun vár, að syndir bætiz.

The maiden of the Lord [HOLY WOMAN] placed her precious cloak which was [lit. and] drawn out of the water, careful, on a sunbeam; the sun held it, as if it [the cloak] lay on a chair. The very remarkable maiden died without torments like a noble light-beam during mass in the middle of the church; may she watch over us, so that our sins are atoned for.

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