Reggstrindar bað randir
ráðfimr bera snimma
auðmildr á skip rauðar.
Frá reist framr, en s*ýjur
flóð kǫnnuðu góðar,
foldar hring til fengjar
fóstrjǫrð konungr bǫrðum.
Ráðfimr, auðmildr reggstrindar jóskreytandi bað ýta bera rauðar randir snimma á skip. Framr konungr reist hring foldar bǫrðum frá fóstrjǫrð til fengjar, en góðar s*ýjur kǫnnuðu flóð.
The counsel-swift, wealth-generous adorner of the stallion of the boat-land [(lit. ‘stallion-adorner of the boat-land’) SEA > SHIP > SEAFARER] ordered men to carry red shields early on board ship. The outstanding king clove the ring of the earth [SEA] with prows from his foster-land for booty, and good vessels explored the flood.
 s*ýjur: ‘sky(j)or’(?) Bb
 s*ýjur ‘vessels’: Ms. ‘sky(j)or (?)’ could be nom./acc. pl. of the rare word skýja f. ‘dangerous, disgraceful journey’ (Fritzner: skýja), but the context would seem to require a word for ‘ship’. Sveinbjörn Egilsson’s emendation (1832, 8) to sýjur (pl. of sýja f. ‘row of rivets, strake’), a word commonest in C13th poetry (LP: sýja 1), has been accepted by all previous eds. It may have its precise sense or, as assumed here, be a pars pro toto expression for ‘vessel, ship’.
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