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Anon Mdr 25VII/1 — bezta ‘to the best’

Brúðr, áttu bezta kveðju,
blíð, skyldasta víða,
— kristnir menn það kunna —
konungs aldar, með valdi.
Orð, þau er harðla heilug
heyraz, þier í eyra
sendi guð til grundar
Gabriél að mæla.

Blíð brúðr konungs aldar, áttu skyldasta bezta kveðju, víða með valdi; kristnir menn kunna það. Guð sendi Gabriél til grundar að mæla orð þau í eyra þier, er heyraz harðla heilug.

Gentle bride of the king of men [= God (= Christ) > = Mary], you have most right to the best greeting, far and wide in accordance with your power; Christian men know that. God sent Gabriel to earth to speak in your ear those words which sound very holy.

readings

[1] bezta kveðju: ‘bez[...]ued[...]u’ B, ‘bezṭạ kvedju’ 399a‑bˣ

grammar

case: acc.
gender: f.
number: sg.
strong; comparative;

Strong form: in -r

note the u-mutation in certain forms

masc.fem.neut.
sing. N
A
G
D
langr
langan
langs
lǫngum
lǫng
langa
langrar
langri
langt
langt
langs
lǫngu
pl. N
A
G
D
langir
langa
langra
lǫngum
langar
langar
langra
lǫngum
lǫng
lǫng
langra
lǫngum
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