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Oddi Lv 1II/1 — hyggr ‘intends’

Stendr ok hyggr at hǫggva
herðilútr með sverði
bandalfr beiði-Rindi
Baldrs við dyrr á tjaldi.
Firum mun hann með hjǫrvi
hættr; nús mál, at sættisk
hlœðendr hleypiskíða
hlunns, áðr geigr sé unninn.

Baldrs beiði-Rindi bandalfr stendr herðilútr við dyrr á tjaldi ok hyggr at hǫggva með sverði. Hann mun hættr firum með hjǫrvi; nús mál, at hlœðendr hleypiskíða hlunns sættisk, áðr geigr sé unninn.

The elf of the belt of the begging-Rindr <giantess> of Baldr <god> [(lit. ‘belt-elf of the begging-Rindr of Baldr’) = Frigg (ey ‘island’) > SEA (marr ‘sword’) > WARRIOR] stands bent-shouldered by the door on the tapestry and intends to strike with his sword. He will be dangerous to men with his sword; now it is time for the loaders of the leaping skis of the roller [SHIPS > SEAFARERS] to be reconciled, before an injury is inflicted.

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