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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sáðs heiti — Þul SáðsIII

Anonymous Þulur

Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Sáðs 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. 985.


Akr, ax, sæði,         ǫgn, barr ok halmr,
áll, efstakné,         eigin, skotblað,
blað, kné ok rót,         bygg, rugr ok sáð,
korn, ginhafri,         korki, barlak.
‘Crop, ear of corn, seed, chaff, barley and straw, sprout, uppermost member, shoot, shoot-blade, blade, knee and root, barley, rye and grain, corn, false-oats, korki and barlak.
Grjón ok valbygg,         gróska, dumba,
hveiti, hirsi,         hjalmr, skrúf ok mjǫl,
bendill, heslar,         bundin, sáðkorn,
flúr, ǫmstr, þrefi,         frækorn, gnjóði.
‘Groats and Welsh barley, vegetation, bran, wheat, millet, rick, haystack and meal, sheaf-band, hazels, bunch, seed-corn, flour, stack, thrave, grain of seed, chaff.

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