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Arn Magndr 12II/3 — vágs ‘of the wave’

Vítt hefk heyrt at heiti
Helganes, þars elgi
vágs inn víða frægi
vargteitir hrauð marga.
Røkr ǫndurt bað randir
reggbúss saman leggja;
rógskýja helt rýgjar
regni haustnôtt gegnum.

Hefk heyrt, at heiti vítt Helganes, þars inn víða frægi vargteitir hrauð marga elgi vágs. Ǫndurt røkr bað reggbúss leggja saman randir; regni rýgjar rógskýja helt gegnum haustnôtt.

I have heard that it is called broad Helgenæs, where the widely famed wolf-cheerer [WARRIOR] stripped many elks of the wave [SHIPS]. At the beginning of twilight the ship-tree [SEAFARER] called for shields to be set together; the rain of the troll-woman of strife-clouds [SHIELDS > AXE > BATTLE] persisted through the autumn night.

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[3] vágs: ‘vægs’ FskAˣ, ‘vox’ Flat

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