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Lausavísur — Þjóð LvI

Þjóðólfr ór Hvini

R. D. Fulk 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Lausavísur’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 64.

 

Hǫfðum vér í hǫfði
hǫgg at eggja leiki
með vellbrota vitrum;
vǫruma þá til margir.
 
‘We had blows on the head at the sport of edges [BATTLE] with the wise gold-breaker [GENEROUS MAN]; then we were not too many.
Fariða ér, áðr fleyja
flatvǫllr heðan batnar,
— verpr Geitis vegr grjóti —
Górøðr, of sæ stóran.
Vindbýsna skalt, vísi
víðfrægr, heðan bíða;
vesið með oss, unz verði
veðr; nús brim fyr Jaðri.
 
‘Do not go, Guðrøðr, over the swollen sea before the flat plain of ships [SEA] improves after this; the road of Geitir <sea-king> [SEA] flings stones. Far-renowned leader, you must wait out the wind-portents [storm] here; remain with us until there is favourable weather; now there is surf off Jæren.
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