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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Steinþ Frag 1III/1 — gǫrvan ‘of old’

Forngǫrvan ák firnum
farms Gunnlaðar arma
horna fors at hrósa
hlítstyggs ok þó lítinn.

Ák at hrósa firnum fors horna hlítstyggs farms arma Gunnlaðar forngǫrvan ok þó lítinn.

I have to praise vehemently the waterfall of horns [MEAD] of the trust-wary freight of the arms of Gunnlǫð <giantess> [LOVER = Óðinn > POETRY] made of old, and yet meagre.


[1] ‑gǫrvan: gǫrvar W, 2368ˣ, 743ˣ, ‑gǫrvum U



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