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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Steinþ Frag 1III/4 — styggs ‘wary’

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.

readings

[4] ‑styggs: so W, U, B, 2368ˣ, 743ˣ, ‘‑styks’ R, stigs

notes

[4] hlítstyggs ‘of the trust-wary’: I.e. trusting to no one but himself. For this cpd, see Arn Hardr 11/4II and Note there.

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