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Anon Pét 46VII/7 — hæstum ‘with the deepest’

Leitar lífs á brautir
lærisveinn að næra
sína önd og sýnir
sæmiligust oss dæmi.
Gleðr því gramr í hljóði
glyggranns brjóstið * hryggva,
(fystum) harmi og hæstum
hirt (kallmanna birtiz).

Lærisveinn leitar á brautir lífs að næra sína önd og sýnir oss sæmiligust dæmi. Því gleðr gramr glyggranns í hljóði brjóstið hryggva og hirt hæstum harmi; birtiz fystum kallmanna.

The disciple seeks after the paths of life to nourish his soul, and shows us the finest examples. Therefore the king of the storm-house [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] gladdens in silence his breast, sorrowful and castigated with the deepest grief; he reveals himself [to him] first among males.


[7] hæstum: ‘hæstan’ 621



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