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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Bjarnar heiti — Þul BjarnarIII

Anonymous Þulur

Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Bjarnar 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. 895.


Bjǫrn, bersi, bolmr,         bera, elgviðnir,
blájaxl, ísolfr         ok breiðvegi,
bestingr, bassi,         balti, hlébarðr,
úfr, frekr, vilnir,         jórekr, mǫsmi,
fetviðnir, húnn,         fress, vetrliði,
íugtanni, jalfuðr,         ifjungr, vilskarpr.
‘Bear, little bear, mighty one, she-bear, elk-forest-dweller, dark molar, ice-wolf and broad-fighter, haltered one, bassi, heavy-stepper, hlébarðr, gruff one, greedy one, vilnir, horse-powerful one, mǫsmi, fetviðnir, bear-cub, snarler, winter-survivor, greedy-toothed one, roarer, hooded one, bowel-sharp one.

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