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Anon Pét 31VII/3 — stóð ‘he stood’

Mætti hann mundangsháttum
— menn birta svá — tvennum;
stóð með æztri iðju
óhallr á siðapalli.
Lagði laun fyr dygðar
lærisveini hreinum
orð, sá er stjörnum stýrði,
stinn*, þau er eg vil inna.

Hann mætti tvennum mundangsháttum — svá birta menn; stóð með æztri iðju óhallr á siðapalli. Sá er stjörnum stýrði, lagði stinn* orð, þau er eg vil inna, hreinum lærisveini fyr laun dygðar.

He met with two balanced ways — so men proclaim; he stood with the highest zeal upright on the step of faith. He who ruled the stars [i.e. God] gave strong words, which I wish to report, to the pure disciple as reward for virtue.

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