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Rv Lv 27II/5 — hykk ‘I think’

Ek hef lagða lykkju
(leiðar þvengs) of heiði
(snotr minnisk þess svanni
sút) fyr Jórðán útan.
En hykk, at þó þykki
þangat langt at ganga
— blóð fell varmt á víðan
vǫll — heimdrǫgum ǫllum.

Ek hef lagða lykkju of heiði fyr útan Jórðán; snotr svanni minnisk þess sút þvengs leiðar. En hykk, at þó þykki ǫllum heimdrǫgum langt at ganga þangat; varmt blóð fell á víðan vǫll.

I have placed a knot on the heath beyond the Jordan; the wise lady will remember this during the sorrow of the thong of the path [SNAKE > WINTER]. And I think that nevertheless it will seem to all stay-at-homes a long way to go there; warm blood fell onto the broad field.

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