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Anon Vitn 21VII/2 — rieð ‘did’

Þagnar sætan signuð;
sonr hennar rieð þenna
fylla framburð allan
fríð sannindi þannin:
‘Það vitni ber eg brúði
bjart og gott,’ kvað dróttinn,
‘áðr sem mín bar móðir;
mær hefir satt að kæra.’

Signuð sætan þagnar; sonr hennar rieð fylla allan þenna framburð, fríð sannindi, þannin: ‘Það vitni, bjart og gott, ber eg brúði,’ kvað dróttinn, ‘sem móðir mín bar áðr; mær hefir satt að kæra.’

The blessed lady falls silent; her son did validate this entire statement, the splendid truth, thus: ‘That witness, bright and good, I bear about the woman,’ said the Lord, ‘which my mother bore before; the maiden has a true [cause] for complaint [lit. to complain].’


[2] rieð: tók 721


[2] rieð ‘did’: Used periphrastically with infin. fylla. Tók ‘began’ (so 712) is syntactically and metrically possible.



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