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Hjú gjörðu hvílu
sem þeim hægst þótti;
kennd var Kostbera,
kunni hon skil rúna,
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;