Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 86 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I 18)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 60.
Þeir víg gera vatns farveg í,
ok lengi hvatt linnar berjask.
Mega ormar þar ýmsir meira
ok ýmsir þar undan leggja.
Þeir gera víg í farveg vatns, ok linnar berjask lengi hvatt. Ýmsir ormar mega þar meira ok ýmsir leggja þar undan.
‘They wage battle in the lake’s outlet and the snakes fight each other fiercely for a long time. Now one snake, now the other has the advantage there; now one, now the other takes refuge there. ’
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Þeir víg gera
vatns farveg í,
ok lengi hvatt
Mega ormar þar
ok ýmsir þeir
Þeir vig gera vazfarveg í ok lengi hvat linnar beriaz mega ormar þar ymser | meira ok ymser þeir vndan · leɢia
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