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Runic Dictionary

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Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: an electronic edition (Edd.)

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

prose works

Alvíssmál (Alv) - 36


Not published: do not cite ()

segments:  0a 

non-skaldic stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35 

2 — Alv 2

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hvað er það fira?
Hví ertu svá fölr um nasar?
Vartuínótt með ná?
Þursa líki
þikki mér áþér vera;
ertattu til brúðar borinn.   (eddic or germanic)

(‘What sort of creature is that, why so pale about the nostrils,
did you spend the night with a corpse?
The image of an ogre you seem to me,
you were not born for a bride.’

editions: Skj Not in Skj;


GKS 2365 4° (R) 19v, 9 - 19v, 10 (Edda)  image  image  
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