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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Liðs 10I/5 — vígum ‘battles’

Dag vas hvern, þats Hǫgna
hurð rjóðask nam blóði,
ár, þars úti vôrum,
Ilmr, í fǫr með hilmi.
Kneigum vér, síz vígum
varð nýlokit hǫrðum,
fyllar dags, í fǫgrum,
fit, Lundúnum sitja.

Hvern dag vas, þats hurð Hǫgna nam rjóðask blóði, ár, þars vôrum úti, Ilmr, í fǫr með hilmi. Vér kneigum, síz nýlokit varð hǫrðum vígum, fit dags fyllar, sitja í fǫgrum Lundúnum.

Every day it came about that the door of Hǫgni <legendary hero> [SHIELD] was reddened with blood, the year when we were out, Ilmr [lady], on the expedition with the king. We are able, since hard battles have recently ended, meadow of the day of the sea [GOLD > WOMAN], to sit in pleasant London.


[5] vígum: ‘vigi’ DG8



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