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Lausavísa — Hákg LvI

Hákon inn góði Haraldsson

R. D. Fulk 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Hákon inn góði Haraldsson, Lausavísa’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 153.

 

Vel launa mér mínir
menn — œxlum styr þenna —
— hríð vex Hamðis klæða —
hodd ok rekna brodda.
 
‘My men repay me well for hoard and inlaid points; let’s intensify this conflict; the storm of the clothes of Hamðir <legendary hero> [MAIL-SHIRTS > BATTLE] is growing.
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