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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hryn 2II/2 — Gauta ‘of the Gautar’

Austan sendi gulli glæsta
Gauta stýrir megindýrum,
seima þollr, með sæmðum öllum
sína dóttur arfa þínum.
Völdugr tóktu af mestri mildi,
málma skerðir, Svía ferðar
— aldir dýrka yðvart veldi
eirarsamt — við brúðför þeiri.

Stýrir Gauta sendi austan megindýrum arfa þínum dóttur sína, glæsta gulli, með öllum sæmðum, þollr seima. Völdugr skerðir málma, tóktu af mestri mildi við þeiri brúðför ferðar Svía; aldir dýrka eirarsamt veldi yðvart.

The commander of the Gautar [= Birgir Magnússon] sent from the east to your most noble heir his daughter, adorned with gold, with all honours, fir-tree of gold [MAN]. Powerful diminisher of weapons [WARRIOR], you received with the greatest generosity the bridal train of the Swedes’ troop; people glorify your peaceful empire.




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