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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Rv Lv 3II/5 — veit ‘know’

Hér hefk hávan reistan
harðgeðjuðum varða
Dolls í døkkum helli
draug; leitak svá bauga.
Eigi veitk, hverr ýta
unnskíða ferr síðan
langa braut ok ljóta
leið of vatn it breiða.

Hér hefk reistan hávan varða harðgeðjuðum draug í døkkum Dollshelli; svá leitak bauga. Eigi veitk, hverr ýta unnskíða ferr síðan langa ok ljóta braut, leið of it breiða vatn.

Here I have raised a high cairn to a strong-minded ghost in dark Dollsteinshola; in this way I look for rings. I do not know who among the pushers of wave-skis [SHIPS > SEAFARERS] will go later the long and ugly way, the route across the broad lake.


[5] veitk (‘veit ec’): veit Flat, R702ˣ



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