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Anon Sól 47VII/5 — er ‘what’

Öllum lengri        var sú in eina nótt,
        er ek lá stirðr á stráum;
þat merkir þat,        er guð mælti,
        at maðr er moldu samr.

Sú in eina nótt, er ek lá stirðr á stráum, var lengri öllum; þat merkir þat, er guð mælti, at maðr er moldu samr.

That one night, when I lay stiff on the straw, was longer than all; that demonstrates what God has spoken, that man is the same as earth.

readings

[5] er: om. papp15ˣ, 214ˣ, 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ

notes

[5] er guð mælti ‘what God has spoken’: Skj B, Skald and Falk emend to es mælti goð to give a regular alliterating l.

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