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Gamlkan Has 36VII/6 — af ‘from’

Dómsorði lýkr dýrðar
dróttar valdr á aldir,
þars greinisk lið ljóna
loks í tvenna flokka.
Spǫnð lætr ǫll til ynðis
óttlaust af því móti
sunnu hvéls ok sælu
sín bǫrn konungr fjǫrnis.

Valdr dróttar dýrðar lýkr dómsorði á aldir, þars lið ljóna greinisk loks í tvenna flokka. Konungr fjǫrnis hvéls sunnu lætr spǫnð ǫll bǫrn sín óttlaust af því móti til ynðis ok sælu.

The ruler of the company of glory [ANGELS > = God] will pass judgement on men, where the host of men [MANKIND] will finally divide into two groups. The king of the helmet of the wheel of the sun [SUN > SKY/HEAVEN > = God] causes all his children to be drawn without fear from that gathering to joy and bliss.


[6] óttlaust af því móti: See Note on 32/4. Kock (NN §2113) suggests that óttlaust ‘without fear’ in this context acts as a meaningless filler-word, with the sense ‘certainly, assuredly’.



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