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Anon Óldr 16I

Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 16’ 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. 1048.

Anonymous PoemsÓláfs drápa Tryggvasonar
151617

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Hreinbyggvir lét hǫggva
hrófs af mǫrgum þjófi,
hinns of hvert ráð kunni,
hendr eða fœtr, at bœta.
Horvetna lét hjǫrva
hríðeflǫndum víða
austr, þeims unnu lǫstu,
ósið jǫfurr kviðjat.

{{Hrófs hrein}byggvir}, hinns kunni at bœta of hvert ráð, lét hendr eða fœtr hǫggva af mǫrgum þjófi. Horvetna austr lét jǫfurr kviðjat ósið víða {{hjǫrva hríð}eflǫndum}, þeims unnu lǫstu.
 
‘The occupant of the reindeer of the boatshed [(lit. ‘reindeer-occupant of the boatshed’) SHIP > SEAFARER], the one who could reform every state of life, had hands or feet chopped off many a thief. Everywhere in the east the prince had immorality banned far and wide for strengtheners of the storm of swords [(lit. ‘storm-strengtheners of swords’) BATTLE > WARRIORS] who practised vice.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII], [1]. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 16: AI, 576, BI, 571, Skald I, 276, NN §1221; Munch and Unger 1847, 122, 141, Gullberg 1875, 16, 33.

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