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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Ól 1I/7 — öld ‘people’

Giekk hjörviður Hlakkar
hríðar djarfr með karfa
hendi alt hjöltum
handsax og benlaxa
öld lofar öðling mildan
oft — en þrjú * á lofti.

Hjörviður, djarfr hríðar Hlakkar, giekk með karfa ... hendi alt hjöltum, handsax og benlaxa, en þrjú * á lofti; öld lofar oft mildan öðling.

The sword-tree [WARRIOR], valiant in the storm of Hlǫkk <valkyrie> [BATTLE], went along the ship ... caught everything by the hilt, short-sword and wound-salmon [SWORDS], though three [were] aloft; people often praise the generous prince.


[All]: The Text, here and throughout this edn of the poem, is based on that of Ólafur Halldórsson in ÓT 1958-2000, III, xxxiii-xxxiv. Italics indicate poor legibility in the ms., even in Ólafur’s reading assisted by ultra-violet light; see Introduction.



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