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Þhorn Harkv 3I/7 — hygg ‘think’

‘Hvat es yðr, hrafnar?         Hvaðan eruð ér komnir
með dreyrgu nefi         at degi ǫndverðum?
Hold loðir yðr í klóum;         hræs þefr gengr ór munni;
nær hygg ek yðr í nótt bjoggu,         því es vissuð nái liggja.’

‘Hvat es yðr, hrafnar? Hvaðan eruð ér komnir með dreyrgu nefi at ǫndverðum degi? Hold loðir í klóum yðr; þefr hræs gengr ór munni; hygg ek yðr bjoggu nær í nótt, því es vissuð nái liggja.’

‘What is the matter with you, ravens? From where have you come with gory beaks at break of day? Flesh hangs from your claws; the stench of carrion comes from your mouths; I think you lodged last night near where you knew corpses were lying.’

notes

[7] hygg ek yðr bjoggu ‘I think you lodged’: Lit. ‘I think you to have lodged’, an acc. with inf. construction introduced by a form of hyggja ‘think’, as also in sts 5/1 and 17/7; cf. 21/8. This is perhaps the only attestation of bjoggu, pret. inf. to búa (Sueti 1884, 24), surely a more original reading than finite bjogguð of the FskA transcripts, because it is more unusual. 

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