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Anon Mdr 25VII/5 — þau ‘those’

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

[5] þau: so 399a‑bˣ, ‘[...]au’ B

grammar

case: acc.
gender: n.
number: pl.

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