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Anon Mv I 26VII/1 — Hrings ‘of the ring’

Hrings nam heim að ganga
Hlín í kirkju sína;
þakkar líf og lukku
lút þreyjandi meyju.
Skrifa liet baugs á briefi
brík jartegnir slíkar,
að Máríe meyjar
margfaldi lof aldir.

Hlín hrings nam að ganga heim í kirkju sína; lút, þreyjandi þakkar meyju líf og lukku. Brík baugs liet skrifa slíkar jartegnir á briefi, að aldir margfaldi lof Máríe meyjar.

The Hlín <goddess> of the ring [WOMAN] proceeded to go home into her church; kneeling [lit. stooped], yearning, she thanks the Virgin for her life and luck. The plank of the ring [WOMAN] had such miracles written in a document, so that people may multiply the praise of the Virgin Mary.

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