Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 5 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II 5)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 139.
‘Vella í víðri Vintónía
— þats borgar nafn — brunnar þrennir.
Þeir munu láði lœkjum skipta
þrír óglíkir í þrjá staði.
‘Þrennir brunnar vella í víðri Vintónía; þats nafn borgar. Þeir þrír óglíkir munu skipta láði lœkjum í þrjá staði.
‘‘Triple springs will well up in broad Winchester; that is the name of the city. Those three, [each] unlike [the others], will divide the land with their streams into three parts. ’
Cf. DGB 116 (Reeve and Wright 2007, 151.147-8; cf. Wright 1988, 107, prophecy 31): Tres fontes in urbe Guintonia erumpent, quorum riuuli insulam in tres portiones secabunt ‘Three springs will well up in the city of Winchester, and their streams will cut the island in three’ (cf. Reeve and Wright 2007, 150).
Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.
‘†Sar er† í víðri
— þats borgar nafn —
Þeir munu láði
í þrjá staði.
Sar er viðri | vintonia þat er borgar nafn brvnnar þrennir þeir mvnv liði lꝍkivm skifta þrir vlikir | i þria staðæ
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