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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hákkv 10II/4 — öllu ‘to all’

Stóð ófriðr
af afarmenni
öllu fólki,
þá er ynglingr
austr á Láku
sverða seið
of samit hafði,
ok vígálfr
vaxanda lét
úlfa ár
ok ara ferðar.
Valði vetr
til vápnþrimu
of vígskátt
vísa ríki.

Ófriðr stóð af afarmenni öllu fólki innanlands, þá er ynglingr hafði of samit seið sverða austr á Láku, ok vígálfr lét ár úlfa ok ferðar ara vaxanda. Valði vetr til vápnþrimu of vígskátt ríki vísa.

Unrest came from the proud man to all people within the country, when the chieftain had caused a chant of swords [BATTLE] east at Låke, and the battle-elf [WARRIOR = Skúli] made the prosperity of the wolves and of the company of eagles increase. He chose the winter for weapon-clash [BATTLE] throughout the war-worn realm of the ruler.



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