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Anon Mv I 24VII/5 — hrings ‘of the ring’

Hvergi rann á hennar
hár í loganum sárum;
klæðin fögr á fljóði
fölna eigi nie völna.
Hildr giekk hrings ór eldi
hæg og kyrr sem fyrri;
naut hun Máríu mætrar
miskunnar óbrunnin.

Rann hvergi á hár hennar í sárum loganum; fögr klæðin á fljóði fölna eigi nie völna. Hildr hrings giekk ór eldi, hæg og kyrr sem fyrri; óbrunnin naut hun miskunnar mætrar Máríu.

Her hair was not at all touched in the bitter flame; the fair clothes on the woman neither fade nor shrivel. The Hildr <valkyrie> of the ring [WOMAN] walked out of the fire, calm and quiet as before; unburned, she enjoyed the mercy of glorious Mary.

notes

[5] Hildr hrings ‘The Hildr <valkyrie> of the ring [WOMAN]’: The ms. reads heldr (adv.) ‘rather’, but the emendation is necessary to provide a base-word for the determinant hrings ‘of the ring’.

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