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Bítia þér það sverð
er þú bregðir
nema sjálfum þér
syngvi um höfði!
Þá væri þér hefnt
ef þú værir vargr
ok allz gamans,
hefðir eigi mat
nema áhræum spryngir! (eddic or germanic)
(‘May the sword that you wield never bite for you,
unless it’s whistling above your own head.
Helgi’s death would be avenged on you,
if you were a wolf out in the forest
deprived of wealth and all well-being
and of food, except when you glutted yourself on corpses.’
editions: Skj Not in Skj;