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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eþver Lv 1I/1 — lausa ‘go’

Trautt erumk lausa at láta
— leiðs oss konungs reiði —
(gjarn es gramr at arna)
Grímsey (of trǫð fleyja).
Hǫldum vér fyr hildar
— hanns dýrr konungr — stýri
holmgjarðar — fremsk hilmir
hagli peitu — nagla.

Erumk trautt at láta Grímsey lausa; reiði konungs [e]s oss leið; gramr es gjarn at arna of trǫð fleyja. Hǫldum vér nagla holmgjarðar fyr stýri hildar; hanns dýrr konungr; hilmir fremsk hagli peitu.

I am reluctant to let Grímsey go; the king’s anger is hateful to us [me]; the prince is eager to travel over the path of vessels [SEA]. Let us hold the stud of the islet-belt [SEA > ISLAND] against the controller of battle [WARRIOR]; he is a splendid king; the ruler advances himself by the hail of the spear [BATTLE].



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