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Anon Brúðv 5VII/6 — skamt ‘a short’

Bríma þýðiz bóknám
brauta með siða skraut
æsir, þá er ungr var,
ögurs og guðs lög.
Bæði gjörðiz bókfróðr
beiðir, er skamt leið,
röðuls — var hann raunsviðr —
rastar og trúfastr.

Æsir bríma brauta ögurs þýðiz bóknám og guðs lög með skraut siða, þá er var ungr. Beiðir röðuls rastar gjörðiz bæði bókfróðr og trúfastr, er skamt leið; hann var raunsviðr.

The flinger of the fire of the roads of the redfish [SEA > GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] embraces book-learning and God’s laws with the ornament of good conduct when he was young. The demander of the sun of the current [GOLD > MAN] became both book-wise and firm of faith after a short while; he was trulywise.

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