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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv Lv 26I/6 — landi ‘the country’

Alfífu mun ævi
ungr drengr muna lengi,
es oxamat ôtum
inni, skaf sem hafrar.
Annat vas, þás Ôleifr
ógnbandaðr réð landi;
hverr átti þá hrósa
hjalmþornuðu korni.

Ungr drengr mun lengi muna ævi Alfífu, es ôtum oxamat inni, sem hafrar skaf. Vas annat, þás Ôleifr, ógnbandaðr, réð landi; hverr átti þá hrósa hjalmþornuðu korni.

A young fellow will long remember the days of Álfífa (Ælfgifu), when we ate cattle fodder indoors, as goats [eat] peeled bark. It was otherwise when Óláfr, the battle-gesturer [WARRIOR], ruled the country; everyone then had to praise the rick-dried grain.


[6] landi: so Bb, Ágr, lǫndum DG8, láði Flat, Tóm



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