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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Not published: do not cite ()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 

3 — Alv 3

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Alvíss ek heiti,
bý ek fyr jörð neðan,
á ek undir steini stað.
Vagna vers
ek em á vit kominn;
bregði engi föstu heiti fira!   (eddic or germanic)

(‘All-wise is my name, I live below the earth,
my dwelling is under a rock;
to the lord of wagons I’ve come on a visit,*
let no man break people’s sworn pledges!’

editions: Skj Not in Skj;


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