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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Valg Har 4II/1 — bautt ‘you ordered’

Helmingi bautt hanga,
hilmis kundr, af stundu;
skipt hafið ér, svát eptir
eru Væringjar færi.

Kundr hilmis, bautt helmingi hanga af stundu; ér hafið skipt, svát færi Væringjar eru eptir.

Descendant of a ruler [RULER = Haraldr], you ordered the unit to be hanged at once; you have acted in such a way that fewer Varangians are left.

readings

[1] bautt (‘bauð þú’): ‘bouttu’ FskAˣ

notes

[1] bautt hanga ‘ordered to be hanged’: For the construction bjóða plus inf., see LP: bjóða 3.

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