Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 137 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I 69)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 105.
2. en (conj.): but, and
 en ‘and’: Lines 5-6 comprise two parallel clauses joined by en ‘and’. Merl 2012 interprets as adv. enn, translated as wiederum ‘again’. This reading is ruled out, however, as l. 6 would then require a finite verb in metrical position 2.
víg (noun n.; °-s; -): battle
 víg ‘killing’: The heiti can mean either ‘killing’ or ‘battle’ and it is often difficult to distinguish between these senses (cf. LP: víg), but context in this passage seems to suggest the former. Bret 1848-9 has Slagmarken den röde bedækkes af Döde ‘the red battlefield is covered with the dead’ (an atypically free translation, perhaps intended to match the end-rhyme in the original) and Skj B mandefald sker ‘slaughter of men occurs’.
3. hár (adj.; °-van; compar. hǽrri, superl. hǽstr): high
sigr (noun m.; °sigrs/sigrar, dat. sigri; sigrar): victory
helmingr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): unit, troop
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