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Anon Brúðv 2VII/8 — bazt ‘best’

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

[8] bazt: so 399a‑bˣ, 2166ˣ, ‘best’ 721, 1032ˣ

notes

[8] bazt ‘best’: Jón Helgason (ÍM) chose the reading of 399a-bˣ and 2166ˣ, bazt (adj. sup. of vel), to get the full rhyme (aðalhending) with vazta, rather then the reading best in 721 and 1032ˣ.

grammar

Strong form: in -r

note the u-mutation in certain forms

masc.fem.neut.
sing. N
A
G
D
langr
langan
langs
lǫngum
lǫng
langa
langrar
langri
langt
langt
langs
lǫngu
pl. N
A
G
D
langir
langa
langra
lǫngum
langar
langar
langra
lǫngum
lǫng
lǫng
langra
lǫngum
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