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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon (Vǫlsa) 7I/7 — En ‘But’

Þess sver ek við Gefjun         ok við guðin ǫnnur,
at ek nauðig tek         við nosa rauðum.
Þiggi Maurnir         þetta blæti!
En, þræll hjóna,         þríf þú við Vǫlsa!

Þess sver ek við Gefjun ok við ǫnnur guðin, at ek tek nauðig við rauðum nosa. Þiggi Maurnir þetta blæti! En, þræll hjóna, þríf þú við Vǫlsa!

I swear by Gefjun and by other deities that I am forced to take the red snout. May Maurnir receive this offering! But, servant of the household, you grab Vǫlsi!


[7] En: enn þú 292ˣ


[7] en ‘but’: En(n) þú ‘but you’ in ms. 292ˣ brings this stanza into line with the adjacent ones, which have þú at the corresponding point.



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