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Kálf Kátr 50VII/7 — hæsta ‘highest’

Öllum veitir eingla stillir
— orð sönn eru það — kristnum mönnum
dýrð háleitri, en Ullar orðum
unnar dýra biðja kunna.
Eigendur* fyr iðran fagra
jötna róms á efsta dómi
hæsta tígn með helgum Kristi
hljóti *, svá að aldri þrjóti.

Stillir eingla veitir öllum kristnum mönnum — það eru sönn orð — háleitri dýrð en Ullar dýra unnar kunna biðja orðum. Hljóti * eigendur* róms jötna á efsta dómi hæsta tígn með helgum Kristi, svá að aldri þrjóti, fyr fagra iðran.

The ruler of angels [= God] grants to all Christian men — those are true words — a more sublime glory than the Ullar <gods> of the animals of the wave [SHIPS > SEAFARERS] know how to ask for in words. May the owners of the speech of giants [GOLD > PEOPLE] receive at the Last Judgement the highest honour with holy Christ, so that it never ends, for a beautiful repentance.

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[7] hæsta: hæstri all

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