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Anon Sól 23VII/6 — heilagr ‘the holy’

Lík hans þeir drógu        á leynigötu
        ok brytjuðu í brunn niðr;
dylja þeir vildu,        en dróttinn sá
        heilagr himni af.

Þeir drógu lík hans á leynigötu ok brytjuðu niðr í brunn; þeir vildu dylja, en heilagr dróttinn sá af himni.

They dragged his body along a secret path and dismembered it [putting it] down into a well; they wanted to conceal it, but the holy Lord saw it from heaven.


[6] heilagr: so papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 1441ˣ, 2797ˣ, helgr 166bˣ, 214ˣ, 10575ˣ



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