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Anon Mdr 3VII/2 — betri ‘better’

Þú ert, Máría, meira
metin allri þjóð betri;
þier sýnir guð greinir
gjarna, sjóvar stjarna.
Lofar, þá er öllum er efri
ein riett í veg hreinum,
— Kristr skipar hjá sier hæsta
heims drottning — lið* beima.

Þú, Máría, ert meira metin betri allri þjóð; guð sýnir þier gjarna greinir, stjarna sjóvar. Lið* beima lofar, þá er ein er riett efri öllum í hreinum veg; Kristr skipar hæsta drottning heims hjá sier.

You, Mary, are more valued [and you are] better than all people; God eagerly shows you discernment [lit. discernments], star of the sea. The company of men praises the one who alone, rightly, is higher than all in pure honour; Christ establishes the highest queen of the world [= Mary] beside himself.

readings

[2] betri: so 399a‑bˣ, ‘[...]etri’ B

grammar

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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