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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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N 171 (N171) - Vinje kirke II

inscription; SRDB period: M juni 1197 (?); Norway

... h-lu-rþr * krenske * ræist uinar þesr * sæl er * sa er sui(k)(i) * -(f)yla * so=rh *r(e)ika=r * tohe * græitis * sot * at * kæte * ge=lt=r æiþa=r * þæs * (a)=lt=ri * era * fenbra=uhþum * flahþa * fa=lner * niþr * meþ * a=ulu * ha=uka=r * ba=lts * a=uk * ha=lta * huhstriþi * byr*...

... Hallvarðr the Greenlander carved these runes. Never is he fortunate, the brute who betrays: (he can) expect to get sorrow on the hair-part's turf (ie on his head); (he will) pay for this (broken) oath. The breeze-blown skis ( = ships) of Baldr's hawks ( = the warriors) (ie the sea-warriors) are not all felled through the baleful deeds of ogresses, and (they) hold the memory of battle.


Edited as Run N 171VI

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