Andreas: The Legend of St. Andrew eBook

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1338.  The Greek explains that God had put the sign of the cross on Andrew’s face.

1376.  I have here ventured an emendation of my own.  The sentence as it stands is without a main verb, and 1377^a is metrically deficient.  I would read:—­

  Hwaet m[=e] [=e]aethe [maeg] aelmihtig God
  n[=i]etha [generian], se ethe in n[=i]edum [=i]u.

See under generian in Grein’s Sprachschalz.

1478 ff.  This passage is certainly ambiguous.  That h[=a]liges refers to Andrew, and not to God, is shown by the use of h[=e] in 1. 1482.

1493.  I follow Grein’s emendation, and read saelwaege = “castle wall,” although the word is not found elsewhere.  If we read saelwange with Wuelker, the meaning of under must be greatly stretched.  Moreover, the Greek says:  “He saw a pillar standing in the midst of the prison.”

1508.  Reading geofon with Grimm, Kemble, etc., as also in 393 and 1585.

1545.  Reading wadu with Kemble and Grein.

1663.  Apparently a line or two is missing here, though there is no break in the manuscript.  I have translated in brackets Grein’s conjectural emendation, as supplying the probable meaning.

1667.  I have again translated Grein’s emendation.

1681.  Reading t[=i]r[=e]adigra with Kemble.

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