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Thread #165069   Message #3956943
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
16-Oct-18 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Caedmon's Hymn
Subject: RE: Origins: Caedmon's Hymn
Thanks, Helen, I have saved that link and will treasure it.

To those interested, here is the Anglo Saxon version of Caedmon's Hymn. I suspect some characters have been incorrectly translated though :-(

Nu scylun hergan hefaenricaes uard
metudæs maecti end his modgidanc
uerc uuldurfadur sue he uundra gihuaes
eci dryctin or astelidæ
he aerist scop aelda barnum
heben til hrofe haleg scepen.
tha middungeard moncynnæs uard
eci dryctin æfter tiadæ
firum foldu frea allmectigprimo cantauit Cædmon istud carmen.



Nu scilun herga hefenricæs uard
metudæs mehti and his modgithanc
uerc uuldurfadur sue he uundra gihuæs
eci dryctin or astelidæ.
he ærist scop ældu barnum
hefen to hrofæ halig sceppend
tha middingard moncynn&ealig; s uard
eci dryctin æfter tiadæ
firum foldu frea allmehtig