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Þloft Tøgdr 5I

Matthew Townend (ed.) 2012, ‘Þórarinn loftunga, Tøgdrápa 5’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 858.

Þórarinn loftungaTøgdrápa
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Knôttu súðir
svangs mjǫk langar
byrrǫmm bera
brimdýr fyr Stim.
Svá liðu sunnan
svalheims valar,
at kom norðr í Nið
nýtr herflýtir.

{Byrrǫmm brimdýr} knôttu bera mjǫk langar súðir svangs fyr Stim. {Valar svalheims} liðu svá sunnan, at {nýtr herflýtir} kom norðr í Nið.
 
‘The wind-strong surf-animals [SHIPS] brought the very long planks of the hull past Stemmet. The steeds of the cool world [sea] [SEA > SHIPS] travelled in such a way from the south, that the capable army-speeder came north into Nidelven.

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See Context to st. 1 above.

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