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Anon Leið 38VII/5 — dýrstr ‘the most dear’

Verðim vér ok fyrðar
— vili svá faðir skilja —
hilmis frægs til hœgri
handar allra landa,
ok heim dýrstr frá dómi
dagskeiðs jǫfurr leiði
oss frá ótta hvǫssum
ǫll til himna hallar.

Verðim vér ok fyrðar til hœgri handar frægs hilmis allra landa — vili faðir skilja svá —, ok dýrstr jǫfurr dagskeiðs leiði oss ǫll frá hvǫssum ótta, frá dómi, heim til hallar himna.

May we [I] and [other] men be at the right hand of the famous ruler of all lands [= God] — may the Father be willing to decide thus — and may the most dear prince of the day-course [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] lead us all from acute fear, from judgement, home to the hall of the heavens [SKY/HEAVEN].

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