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

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

prose works

Atlamál (Am) - 121

Atlamál

Not published: do not cite ()

segments:  0a 

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9 — Am 9

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Hjú gjörðu hvílu
sem þeim hægst þótti;
kennd var Kostbera,
kunni hon skil rúna,
innti orðstafi
að eldi ljósum;
gæta varð hon tungu
í góma báða:
Váru svá villtar
að var vant að ráða.   (eddic or germanic)

(The couple retired then, when they thought it time to do so.*
Kostbera had been taught, she knew how to interpret runes,
spelled out the letters in the light of the fire;
she held her tongue, bit back her words,
the runes were so confused they could scarcely be made out.
)

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 41r, 29 - 41r, 31 (Edda)  image  image  
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