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Anon Brúðv 2VII/1 — ör* ‘generous’

Meira veiti oss ör*
ágæt*, en eg beðið fá,
fyrða, sú er fremst er,
fullting dróttning,
því að ljóða lofsmíð
ljóssi — það er skylt oss —
vanda skal eg vita grund
vazta, sem eg kann bazt.

Ágæt*, ör*, dróttning fyrða, sú er fremst er, veiti oss meira fullting, en eg fá beðið, því að eg skal vanda lofsmíð ljóða ljóssi grund vita vazta, sem bazt eg kann; það er oss skylt.

May the splendid, generous queen of men [= Mary], who is the most outstanding, grant us [me] more help than I can ask for, because I will carefully make the praise-work of poetry for the bright land of the beacon of the fishing-grounds [GOLD > WOMAN] as best I can; that is our [my] duty.

readings

[1] ör*: örr 721

notes

[1] ör* ‘generous’: All mss have örr m. The adj. qualifies dróttning f. ‘queen’ and should therefore not have the m. ending –r (ÍM II, 129).

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