The Wife's Lament Pages

Manuscript Facsimile Translations Glossary Home Translation Explanation
Peace-Weavers Line by Line Transliteration Poetic Transcription Other Translations Maps and Images

Textual Transliteration

Line-by-line transliteration from original text--The Way the text appears written in the original manuscript hand.

 

Ic žis giedd wrece bime ful geomorre minre sylfre siš

Ic žęt secgan męg hwęt ic yrmža gebad sižžan icupweox

niwes ožže ealdes noma žon nu aicwite wonn minra

wręcsiža ęrest minhlaford gewat heonan ofleodum

ofer yža gelac hęfde ic uht ceare hwęrmin leodfru

ma londes węre. ša icme feran gewat folgaš secan

wineleas wręcca forminre weažearfe. Ongunnon žęt

žęs monnes magas hycgan žurh dyrne gežoht žęthy

todęlden unc žętwit gewidost inworuldrice lifdon

lašlicost ondmec longade. Hetmec hlaford min her

heard niman ahte icleofra lyt onžissum londste

de holdra freonda foržonismin hyge geomor.

šaicme fulgemęcne monnan funde heard sęligne

hyge geomorne mod mižendne moržor hycgendne

bliže gebęro fuloftwit beotedan žętunc nege dęlde

nemne deaš ana. owiht elles eft isžęt onhworfen is

nuswa hit nowęre freond scipe uncer scealicfeor ge

neah mines fela leofan fęhšu dreogan heht mec

mon wunian onwuda bearwe under actreo inžam

eorš scręfe. Eald is žes eorš sele eal iceom oflongad.

sindon dena dimme duna upheabitre burgtunas

brerum beweax ne wicwynna leas ful oft mecher wra

že begeat from siž frean frynd sind oneoržan leofe

lifgende leger weardiaš žonne icon uhtan ana gonge

under ac treo geond žas eorš scrafu žęric sittan

mot sumor langne. dęg žęric wepan męg mine

wręcsižas earfoža fela foržonic ęfre nemęg žęre

modceare minre gerestan. neealles žęs longažes že

mec onžissum life begeat ascyle geong mon wesan geo

mor mod heard heortan gežoht swylce habban sceal

bliže gebęro eacžon breost ceare sinsorgna gedreag

syęthim sylfum gelong ealhis worulde wyn syfulwi

de fah feorres folc londes žętmin freond siteš

understan hliže storme behrimed wine werig mod

wętre beflowen ondreor sele dreogeš semin wine

micle mod ceare hegemon tooft wynlicran wic

wabiš žamže sceal oflangože leofes abidan.