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Anon Mv II 20VII/5 — hrings ‘of the ring’

Tunga má það alls aung
inna í brag sinn,
hvessu móðir míns guðs
mundi heiðra göfugt sprund,
þá er föður hrings hlíð
hreinum færði kvikan svein,
þann er fjörvi fjogur dægr
firðr lá á börum stirðr.

Alls aung tunga má inna það í brag sinn, hvessu móðir guðs míns mundi heiðra göfugt sprund, þá er hlíð hrings færði hreinum föður kvikan svein, þann er lá firðr fjörvi fjogur dægr stirðr á börum.

No tongue at all can express that in its poetry, how the mother of my God [= Mary] could honour a glorious woman, when the slope of the ring [WOMAN] brought to the pure father the living boy, who lay, deprived of life, for two days and nights stiff on the bier.

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