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Anon Brúðv 8VII/6 — prýddi ‘adorned’

Hlakkar gjörðiz hugþekkr
herðir (sem gietið verðr)
snotr fyrir sinn hátt
(síðar í bragsmíð),
því að dýrum dólg-Freyr
dáðum prýddi sitt ráð,
en lasta, vel víst,
vansa firðiz líf hans.

Snotr herðir hlakkar gjörðiz hugþekkr fyrir sinn hátt, sem verðr gietið síðar í bragsmíð, því að dólg-Freyr prýddi víst vel ráð sitt dýrum dáðum, en líf hans firðiz vansa lasta.

The wise promoter of battle [WARRIOR] became endeared for his conduct, as will be mentioned later in the poem, because the battle-Freyr <god> [WARRIOR] certainly adorned well his way of life with noble deeds, and his life was kept from the disgrace of vices.


[6] prýddi: so 2166ˣ, ‘pryddi ⸜hann⸝’ 721, prýddi hann 1032ˣ, 399a‑bˣ


[6] prýddi ‘adorned’: The scribe of 721 added the pron. hann above the l. The scribes of 1032ˣ and 399a-bˣ included the reading in the main text, but the scribe of 2166ˣ left it out. It has been omitted here for metrical reasons.



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