Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hákkv 22II/2 — knáttu

Þar sighljóð
syngja knáttu
harða hvell
hvössum munni
í herför
of höfuð manna
Högna mans
hlýrna dísir

Þar knáttu dísir hlýrna mans Högna syngja harða hvell sighljóð hvössum munni of höfuð manna í herför.

There the dísir <minor female deities> of the sun and moon of Hǫgni’s <legendary hero’s> girl [= Hildr (hildr ‘battle’) > SHIELDS > VALKYRIES] sang very shrill battle-songs with a sharp mouth around the heads of men in the army-campaign.


[2] knáttu: náðu 81a, knátti 8



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