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ESk Geisl 3VII/5 — réð ‘decided’

Siðar heilags brá sólar
— setrs vas þat fyr betra
auðfinnǫndum annars
ómjós rǫðuls — ljósi.
Œztr þrifnuðr réð efnask
oss, þás líf á krossi
jarðar allra fyrða
ónauðigr tók dauða.

Ljósi sólar heilags siðar brá; þat vas auðfinnǫndum fyr betra ómjós setrs annars rǫðuls. Œztr þrifnuðr réð efnask oss, þás tók ónauðigr líf allra fyrða jarðar dauða á krossi.

The light of the sun of holy faith [= God > = Christ] was extinguished; for finders of riches [MEN] that preceded the better [light] of the not-small abode of another sun [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)]. The best prosperity decided to bring itself to us when he, willing, won the life of all the men of earth through death on a cross.

readings

[5] réð: nam Bb

grammar

number: sg.
mood: indic.
person: 3rd
tense: pret.
voice: active.
finite;

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