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Lexicon Poeticum

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Anon Vitn 18VII/3 — synda ‘of sins’

‘Veit eg, að mjög er í móti,
minn guð, skipan þinni
með sambandi synda
sett jáyrði þetta.
Verð eg bert fyrir borði,
blessuð hjálp, í þessu,
enn sem ykkr er kunnigt
áðr mæðginum báðum.

‘Eg veit, guð minn, að þetta jáyrði, sett með sambandi synda, er mjög í móti skipan þinni. Eg verð bert fyrir borði í þessu, blessuð hjálp; enn sem áðr er kunnigt ykkr báðum mæðginum.

‘I know, my God, that this consent, given with the union of sins, is much against your decree. I am clearly wronged in this, blessed help; now as before it is known to you both, mother and son.

notes

[3, 4] sett með sambandi synda ‘given with the union of sins’: This most likely refers to the fact that the couple had engaged in sexual intercourse both before and after their betrothal (see Mar 1871, 298-9, 303-4).

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