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Anon Pl 1VII/4 — frægr ‘the renowned’


... gengit,
fjǫrnis valdr kvað foldar
frægr: ‘nú mun þér lægjask.
Mjúks, skalt mannraun slíka,
morðlinns boði, finna
— vestu í frægri freistni
framr — sem Jób inn gamli’.

...gengit, frægr valdr fjǫrnis foldar kvað: ‘nú mun þér lægjask. Finna skalt, boði mjúks morðlinns, slíka mannraun sem Jób inn gamli; vestu framr í frægri freistni’.

...gone, the renowned ruler of the helmet of the earth [SKY/HEAVEN > = God] spoke: ‘now you will be humbled. Messenger of the smooth battle-serpent [SWORD > WARRIOR], you will undergo such an ordeal as Job the old [did]; be bold in a trial [which will be] famous.

kennings

grammar

strong; positive;

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