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Sigv Austv 15I/1 — augu ‘eyes’

Oss hafa augu þessi
íslenzk, kona, vísat
brattan stíg at baugi
bjǫrtum langt in svǫrtu.
Sjá hefr, mjǫð-Nanna, manni
mínn ókunnar þínum
fótr á fornar brautir
fulldrengila gengit.

Þessi íslenzk augu in svǫrtu hafa vísat oss, kona, brattan stíg langt at bjǫrtum baugi. Sjá fótr mínn hefr gengit fulldrengila á fornar brautir, ókunnar manni þínum, mjǫð-Nanna.

These black Icelandic eyes have shown us [me], woman, a steep path a long way to a bright ring. This foot of mine has walked most bravely on ancient ways, unknown to your husband, mead-Nanna <goddess> [WOMAN].

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[1] augu: augun 325V, 325VI, 73aˣ, 68, 61, Holm4, Flat, Tóm, , Bb

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