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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Not published: do not cite ()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 

24 — Alv 24

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Sær heitir með mönnum
en sílægja með goðum,
kalla vág vanir,
álheim jötnar,
álfar lagastaf,
kalla dvergar djúpan mar.   (eddic or germanic)

(‘Sea it’s called by men, and ever-lier by the gods,
the Vanir call it rolling one,
eel-land the giants, liquid-fundament the elves,*
the dwarfs the deep ocean.’

editions: Skj Not in Skj;


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