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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Lil 53VII/6 — móður ‘the mother’

Hrækjandi mjög höfuðin skóku
heiðingjar sem Júðar leiðir;
flestir allir flýðu Kristi
fylgdarmenn við storminn þenna.
Minnaz verð eg — má eg ei annað —
móður guðs, er í tárum flóði;
mætti verða, að minna sótta
minnaz vildi hun eitthvert sinni.

Hrækjandi mjög skóku höfuðin, heiðingjar sem leiðir Júðar; flestir allir fylgdarmenn Kristi flýðu við þenna storminn. Eg verð minnaz — má eg ei annað — móður guðs, er flóði í tárum; mætti verða, að hun vildi eitthvert sinni minnaz sótta minna.

Spitting much, they shook their heads, heathens as well as loathsome Jews; nearly all the followers of Christ fled in the face of that storm. I must remember — I cannot do otherwise — the mother of God [= Mary] who was flooded with tears; it could come about that she would at some time want to be mindful of my sorrows.

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[6] móður: móðir 4892

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case: oblique.

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