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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Bragi Frag 2III/3 — of ‘above’

Hinn, es varp á víða
vinda ǫndurdísar
of manna sjǫt margra
munnlaug fǫður augum.

Hinn, es varp augum fǫður ǫndurdísar á víða munnlaug vinda of sjǫt margra manna.

The one who threw the eyes of the father of the ski-dís <minor female deity> [= Skaði > = Þjazi] into the wide hand-basin of winds [SKY/HEAVEN] above the dwellings of many men.


[3] of: yfir all


[3] of ‘above’: Most eds normalise all mss’ yfir ‘over, above, on top of’ to the more archaic of to produce a regular dróttkvætt line.



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