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Anon Brúðv 3VII/8 — drótta ‘of mankind’

Út gjörðiz atburðr
einnhverr um framan svein
í heimi — horskr maðr
hölda má sá við fjöld*
þar er mildi mærðvalds
móðir lýsti huggóð
dýra, sú er dýrst er,
drótta við sig*-Þrótt.

Einnhverr atburðr um framan svein gjörðiz út í heimi — sá horskr maðr má við fjöld* hölda —, þar er huggóð móðir mærðvalds drótta, sú er dýrst er, lýsti dýra mildi við sig*-Þrótt.

A certain event concerning an outstanding youth took place abroad [lit. out in the world] — that wise man can withstand a multitude of men — where the kind-hearted mother of the glory-ruler of mankind [= God (= Christ) > = Mary], who is the most noble one, manifested precious mercy to the battle-Þróttr <= Óðinn> [WARRIOR].




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