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Anon Lil 41VII/7 — fyrr ‘before’

‘Föðurætt hans, trúig, fá munu hitta;
finz móðernið hier með þjóðum;
þó er atferðin Jésú burðar
undarlig, svá að skil eg það varla.
Ekki er mier á þessum þokki;
þannin ferr þeim unga manni;
aldri var sá fyrr á foldu
fæddur maðr, er eg næsta hræddumz.

‘Trúig, fá munu hitta föðurætt hans; móðernið finz hier með þjóðum; þó er atferðin burðar Jésú svá undarlig, að eg skil það varla. Ekki er mier þokki á þessum; þannin ferr þeim unga manni; aldri fyrr var sá maðr fæddur á foldu, er eg hræddumz næsta.

‘I believe few will encounter his father’s kin; the maternal side is found here among people; nevertheless, the manner of Jesus’ birth is so wondrous, that I scarcely comprehend it. I take no pleasure in this one; thus it turns out for the young man; never before was that man born on earth whom I feared [so] much.

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[7] fyrr: fyrri 99a

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