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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Óldr 17I/8 — af ‘from’

 
 
 
                     ... tafni.
Øx reið, en sveif síðan
sundvargs boða mǫrgum
— hæstr varð geirs at gusti
grams tírr — af bol svíri.

... tafni. Øx reið, en síðan sveif svíri af bol mǫrgum boða sundvargs; tírr grams varð hæstr at gusti geirs.

... carrion. The axe swung, and then neck swept from trunk for many an offerer of the sea-wolf [SHIP > SEAFARER]; the ruler’s glory became greatest in the gust of the spear [BATTLE].

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