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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Pét 1VII/6 — guð* ‘God’

Orð satt upphafs gjörði*
eitt næst stafi hæsta
— orð trúi* fyst það * fyrðar —
föður líkt, og með ríkti.
Gjörði alt með orði
ítr guð* stórt og lítið;
orð var sent, en særðiz
sonr, mey guðs, að deyja.

Eitt satt orð, líkt föður, gjörði* næst hæsta upphafs stafi og ríkti með; trúi* fyrðar fyst það * orð. Ítr guð* gjörði alt, stórt og lítið, með orði; orð var sent mey guðs, en sonr særðiz að deyja.

The one true word, like the Father, made completely the highest beginnings and ruled with [him]; let men believe that word [was] first. Glorious God made everything, great and small, with the word; the word was sent to the maid of God [= Mary], but [her] son was wounded to die [i.e. to death].


[6] guð*: guðs 621


[6] guð* ‘God’: Ms. ‘ɢuds’ (-s probably by dittography of initial s- in next word).



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