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Anon Óldr 24I

Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 24’ 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. 1055.

Anonymous PoemsÓláfs drápa Tryggvasonar
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Slóð drap svangt til grœðis
— sá vargr rekinn margan
hǫggvinn mann ór hrǫnnum —
hlaupstóð jǫtuns móður.
Fœtr bar fôlu Sóti
(fjǫrrán) í val grána
(áðr beið hirð fyr hauðri)
hungrtrauðr, en frá rauða.

{Svangt hlaupstóð {móður jǫtuns}} drap slóð til grœðis; vargr sá margan hǫggvinn mann rekinn ór hrǫnnum. {Hungrtrauðr Sóti fôlu} bar grána fœtr í val, en rauða frá; áðr beið hirð fjǫrrán fyr hauðri.
 
‘The starved loping stud-horses of the giant’s mother [GIANTESS > WOLVES] beat a path to the ocean; the wolf saw many a slain man cast up from the waves. The hunger-shunning Sóti <horse> of the troll-woman [WOLF] bore grey feet to the slain, but red away; earlier the retinue underwent life-robbing off the coast.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII], [1]. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 24: AI, 578, BI, 573, Skald I, 277; Munch and Unger 1847, 123, 142, Gullberg 1875, 18-19, 39-40.

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