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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gamlkan Has 16VII/3 — gerðak ‘I have committed’

Hefr, at hvern of rifjak,
harri minn, til fjarri,
grandi firðr, þanns gerðak
geig, es sék þik eigi,
elsku kuðr, alls yðvarr,
ǫðlingr, hefik, rǫðla,
aumligr þræll í ǫllum
afgerðum mik vafðan.

Hefr til fjarri, at of rifjak hvern geig, þanns gerðak, es sék þik eigi, harri minn, grandi firðr, alls, yðvarr aumligr þræll, hefik mik vafðan í ǫllum afgerðum, ǫðlingr rǫðla, elsku kuðr.

It is far [from the case] that I can enumerate every injury that I have committed when I do not see you, my Lord, removed from sin, since I, your wretched servant, have wrapped myself in all [kinds of] misdeeds, prince of heavenly bodies [= God], renowned for love.


[3] gerðak (‘gǫrdag’): so 399a‑bˣ, BFJ, ‘go᷎r[...]’ B



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