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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hákfl 8II/5 — Öld ‘People’

Rán galt randa týnir
rógstríðr Dönum síðan;
fyst kom fúra lestir
fleyvangs til Ekreyja.
Öld hét gnógu gjaldi
gullstríði þá síðan;
lönd tók lofðungr Þrænda
liðbáls at veðmála.

Síðan galt rógstríðr týnir randa Dönum rán; fyst kom lestir fúra fleyvangs til Ekreyja. Öld hét þá síðan gullstríði gnógu gjaldi; lofðungr Þrænda tók lönd at veðmála liðbáls.

Thereafter the strife-harsh destroyer of shield-rims [WARRIOR] repaid the Danes for plunder; first the damager of the fires of the ship-field [SEA > GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] came to Öckerö. People then later promised the gold-tormentor [GENEROUS MAN] abundant payment; the lord of the Þrændir [NORWEGIAN KING = Hákon] accepted lands as security for the limb-pyre [GOLD].


[5] Öld: öll Flat



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