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Sturl Hákkv 13II/1 — raukn ‘draught-animals’

Skriðu hafraukn
und höfuðsmanni
inn í botn
Óslófjarðar,
þar er vegstór
fyr vígliði
Skúla öld
of skipaz hafði.

Hafraukn skriðu und höfuðsmanni inn í botn Óslófjarðar, þar er vegstór öld Skúla hafði of skipaz fyr vígliði.

The ocean’s draught-animals [SHIPS] glided beneath the leader into the head of Oslofjorden where Skúli’s men, great in honour, had arrayed themselves against the battle-host.

readings

[1] ‑raukn: so F, 8, ‘‑frækn’ E, ‘‑rækn’ 42ˣ, ‘‑rokn’ 81a, ‘fræk’ Flat

kennings

grammar

case: nom.
number: pl.

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