Lausavísur — GizGrý LvVIII (Heiðr)Gizurr Grýtingaliði
Gizurr Grýtingaliði, Lausavísur — Hannah Burrows
Not published: do not cite (GizGrý LvVIII (Heiðr))
Þetta er þiggjanda þýjar barni,
barni þýjar, þótt sé borinn konungi.
Þá hornungr á haugi sat,
er öðlingr arfi skipti.
‘This is acceptable for a servant-woman’s child, child of a servant-woman, though he may be born to a king. The bastard sat on the mound, when the prince was dividing the inheritance. ’
Ek mun þik enskis eyris krefja,
né skjall*anda skarfs ór gulli.
Þó mun ek ríða ok rönd bera
Húna þjóðum gunni at bjóða.
‘I will demand from you nothing of silver, nor chinking coin of gold. Yet I will ride and bear a shield to offer battle to the people of the Huns. ’
Hvar skal ek Húnum hervíg kenna?
‘Where shall I tell the Huns the battle is? ’
Felmtr er yðru fylki, feigr er yðarr vísir,
gnæfar yðr gunnfani, gramr er yðr Óðinn!
‘Your troop is terrified, your ruler is doomed, the battle-standard flies high for you, Óðinn is angry with you! ’
Býð ek yðr at Dylgju, ok á Dúnheiði,
orrustu undir Jassarfjöllum;
†hræsi yðr at há hverju†
ok láti svá Óðinn flein fljúga, sem ek fyrir mæli!
‘I offer you battle at Dylgja and on Dúnheiðr under Jassarfjǫll; … and may Óðinn let the spear fly as I determine! ’
Eigi gera Húnar oss felmtraða, né hornbogar yðar.
‘The Huns do not make us frightened, nor [do] your horn bows. ’
Sex ein eru seggja fylki,
í fylki hverju fimm þúsundir,
í þúsund hverri þrettán hundruð,
í hundraði hverju halir fjórtaldir.
‘There are around six troops of warriors, in each troop [are] five thousand, in every thousand thirteen hundreds, in every hundred men four times counted. ’
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