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Anon Pl 3VII/2 — byr ‘of the wind’

‘Beiðir, segðu ok brúði’,
byrskríns, ‘sonum þínum,
ǫll vilk yðr’, kvað stillir,
‘ormstalls, í trú kalla.
Hyrsløngvir, kom hingat
hvalranns, um dag annan;
þá munk yðr, þats *…
yfir þegjum nú — segja’.

‘Beiðir ormstalls, segðu sonum þínum ok brúði’, kvað stillir byrskríns, ‘vilk kalla yðr ǫll í trú. Hvalranns hyrsløngvir, kom hingat um annan dag; munk þá segja yðr, þats *…; yfir þegjum nú’.

‘Demander of the serpent-lair [GOLD > MAN], tell your sons and wife’, said the ruler of the wind-shrine [SKY/HEAVEN > = God], ‘I will call you all to the faith. Flinger of the fire of the whale-house [(lit. ‘fire-flinger of the whale-house’) SEA > GOLD > GENEROUS MAN], come here tomorrow; I will then tell you about that which ...; we are [I am] silent now about [it]’.

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[2] byrskríns: ‘byrscrns’ 673b

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