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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Skjaldar heiti — Þul SkjaldarIII

Anonymous Þulur

Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Skjaldar heiti’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 823. <> (accessed 25 September 2021)


Skjǫldr, þrunginsalr,         skaunn, salbendingr,
bugnir, hlébarðr         ok buklari,
véttlimi, targa,         veðrglaðr ok hlíf,
víðbleiknir, rít,         vígglaðr ok lind.
‘Shield, crowded hall, skaunn, hall-rounder, bender, lee-edge and buckler, battle-broom, targe, wind-bright one and protection, wide-pale one, engraved one, battle-bright one and linden.
Gjallr, dǫggskafi         ok gimskýlir,
bǫðljós, grýta         ok bǫðskýlir,
Svalinn ok randi,         saurnir, borði,
skuttingr, barði,         skírr, tvíbyrðingr.
‘Clamouring one, dew-scraper and jewel-shelterer, war-light, pot and war-shelterer, Svalinn and edged one, soiled one, boarded one, protector, bordered one, clear one, double-boarded one.
Yrlygr ok svarmr,         eihlífnir, heiðr,
baugr, fagrbláinn,         bera, miðfjǫrnir.
‘Battler and tumult, ever-protector, bright one, ring, fair-dark one, she-bear, mid-helmet.

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