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Anon Pl 19VII/7 — af ‘by’

Fljóð varð heim með heiðnum
hlunndýrs fara runni;
kona bað sér við synðum
saurlífis goð hlífa.
Blíðr dugði svá brúði
brátt, at saurgask máttit,
himna valdr, af Hildar
hauknistis samvistu.

Fljóð varð fara heim með heiðnum runni hlunndýrs; kona bað goð hlífa sér við synðum saurlífis. Blíðr valdr himna dugði brátt brúði svá, at máttit saurgask af samvistu Hildar hauknistis.

The woman had to go home with the heathen tree of the animal of the launching-roller [SHIP > SEAFARER]; the woman asked God to protect her against the sins of impure living. The gentle ruler of the heavens [= God] quickly helped the woman so that she could not be polluted by cohabitation with the feeder of the hawk of Hildr <valkyrie> [(lit. ‘hawk-feeder of Hildr’) RAVEN > WARRIOR].

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