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Dauðr varð inn húnski,
drap þá brátt kosti,
strangt var angr ungri
ekkju nafn hljóta;
kvöl þótti kvikri
að koma íhús Atla;
átti áðr kappi,
illr var sá missir. (eddic or germanic)
(‘The southern prince died, my luck was speedily destroyed;
bitter torment it was for a young girl to be given the name of a widow;
it seemed anguish for a survivor to come to Atli’s house;
she was married to a hero before—that was a cruel loss.
editions: Skj Not in Skj;