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Útsteinskviða — Úlfrauð ÚtkvVIII (Hálf)

Úlfr inn rauði

Úlfr inn rauði, Útsteinskviða — Hubert Seelow

Not published: do not cite (Úlfrauð ÚtkvVIII (Hálf))

 

Yðr munu dauðar         dísir allar;
heill kveð ek horfna         frá Hálfsrekkum.
Dreymði mik í morgin,         at megir várir
efri yrði,         hvar er vér mættuz.
 
‘For you, all dísir will be dead; I say luck has deserted Hálfr’s champions. I dreamed this morning that our [my] sons would prevail, wherever we should meet.
Munu þeir efri verða,         Úlfs synir:
Oddr ok Örnólfr,         Áti inn svarti,
Börkr ok Brynjólfr,         Búi, Harðskafi,
Rauðr inn rammi,         ef þú reynir til.
 
‘They will prevail, Úlfr’s sons: Oddr and Ǫrnólfr, Áti inn svarti (‘the Black’), Bǫrkr and Brynjólfr, Búi, Harðskafi, Rauðr inn rammi (‘the Strong’), if you make an attempt.
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