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Sigv Austv 12I/3 — hvar ‘where’

Út munu ekkjur líta,
allsnúðula, prúðar,
— fljóð séa reyk — hvar ríðum
Rǫgnvalds í bý gǫgnum.
Keyrum hross, svát heyri
harða langt at garði
hesta rôs ór húsum
hugsvinn kona innan.

Prúðar ekkjur munu líta út, hvar ríðum allsnúðula í gǫgnum bý Rǫgnvalds; fljóð séa reyk. Keyrum hross, svát hugsvinn kona heyri rôs hesta at garði harða langt innan ór húsum.

Fine ladies will look out where we ride very quickly through Rǫgnvaldr’s town; the women will see the dust-cloud. Let’s spur our horses so that a wise-minded woman may hear [our] steeds’ race to the manor at a very great distance from inside the buildings.

readings

[3] hvar: er R686ˣ, hvé 325VI, 75a, 73aˣ, 78aˣ

notes

[3] hvar ‘where’: The clause which begins with this word is attached to fljóð séa reyk ‘the women will see the dust-cloud’ in l. 3 by Kock (NN §1862), followed by Jón Skaptason (1983, 93).

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