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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mey 56VII/6 — bróðir ‘brother’

Skólastika var skipuð í sælu
skærust frú með drottni kærum;
hennar tígn var heilög nunna
hreinlífis í klaustri einu.
Benedictus sá blíðr í greinum
bróðir þeirar meyjar góðrar
líða upp af líkam brúðar
ljúfa önd í merki dúfu.

Skólastika, skærust frú, var skipuð í sælu með kærum drottni; hennar tígn var heilög hreinlífis nunna í einu klaustri. Benedictus, blíðr í greinum, bróðir þeirar góðrar meyjar, sá ljúfa önd líða upp af líkam brúðar í merki dúfu.

Scholastica, the brightest lady, was received into bliss with the dear Lord; her distinction was [as] a holy, chaste nun in a convent. Benedict, gentle in [his] actions, the brother of that good maiden, saw the beloved soul rise up from the body of the woman in the form of a dove.



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