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Anon Mv II 1VII/1 — gief ‘grant’

Dýrðar, gief þú, dóms vörðr,
dróttinn, er alt gott
veitir, að bragarbót,
brögnum, gjaldi hier þögn.
Móður þinnar, minn guð,
megna vil eg jartegn,
segja það, er sæl mey
sætu dugði ágæt.

Vörðr dóms dýrðar, dróttinn, er veitir brögnum alt gott, gief þú, að gjaldi hier þögn bragarbót. Guð minn, eg vil megna jartegn móður þinnar, segja það, er ágæt, sæl mey dugði sætu.

Guardian of the court of glory [HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)], Lord, who provides men with everything good, grant that they here give silence to the poetic improvement [lit. poem’s improvement]. My God, I wish to glorify a miracle of your mother, to tell how [lit. to tell about it, that] the magnificent, blessed Virgin helped a woman.

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