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Sturl Hrafn 17II/7 — dal ‘of the bow’

Sendi snarlynda
sverða blikskerðir
sveit inn sigrmæti
síð til brynhríðar.
Drap í dul greypa
drengja lof þengils,
drótt sá er dal-Gauta
dæmði hersæmða.

Inn sigrmæti blikskerðir sendi snarlynda sveit sverða síð til brynhríðar. Lof þengils drengja drap í greypa dul, sá er dæmði drótt dal-Gauta hersæmða.

The victory-glorious gleam-diminisher [GENEROUS MAN] finally sent a quick-witted company of swords to the byrnie-storm [BATTLE]. The ruler’s praise of the warriors was gravely misplaced, he who deemed the retinue of the bow-Gautar <= Óðinn’s> [WARRIORS] battle-famed.


[7] dal‑Gauta: ‘dalm gamla’ 304ˣ




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