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Fiska heiti — Þul FiskaIII

Anonymous Þulur

Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Fiska 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. 852.

 

Lax ok langa,         lýsa, brosma,
birtingr, hœingr,         bust ok hrygna,
humarr, hrognkelsi,         hveðnir, flóki,
ǫlunn, aurriði         ok Andvari.
 
‘Salmon and ling, whiting, tusk, sea-trout, male salmon, perch and kelt, lobster, lumpfish, male fish, flounder, mackerel, trout and Andvari.
Síld, seiðr, skata,         síl, reyðr ok ǫgr,
skreiðungr ok síkr,         skalgi, flyðra,
fyldingr, styrja         ok fuðryskill,
hámerr, steinbítr         ok háskerðingr.
 
‘Herring, coalfish, skate, sand-eel, char and redfish, codfish and houting, roach, flounder, fyldingr, sturgeon and sea scorpion, porbeagle shark, ocean catfish and Greenland shark.
Fjǫrsungr, þrǫmmungr         ok fengrani,
hamarr, sandhverfa         ok horngœla,
marknútr, glǫmmungr         ok marþvara,
sílungr, skelfiskr,         sverðfiskr ok lýr.
 
‘Weever, mailed sculpin and wels, porbeagle shark, turbot and garfish, sea scorpion, noise-maker and prawn, trout, shellfish, swordfish and pollack.
Þyrsklingr, ufsi,         þorskr, vartari,
grunnungr, gedda,         gjǫlnir, keila,
áll ok karfi,         krabbi, geirsíl,
hár ok goðlax,         hornsíl, ígull.
 
‘Codling, coalfish, cod, vartari, shallows-dweller, pike, gilled one, tusk, eel and carp, crab, garfish, shark and moonfish, stickleback, sea-urchin.
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