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Horsk var húsfreyja,
hugði að manviti,
lagheyrði hon orða,
hvað þeir álaun mæltu;
þá var vant vitri,
vildi hon þeim hjálpa,
skyldu um sæ sigla
en sjálf né komskat. (eddic or germanic)
(The lady of the house was clever; she used her common sense,*
she heard what they were saying, though they spoke in secret;
the wise lady was at her wits’ end, she wanted to help them;
they were going to sail over the sea, but she could not reach them.
editions: Skj Not in Skj;