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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Svart Skauf 17VIII/5 — dratthali ‘Dragging-tail’

Svó lauk skiftum         skolla og sauðar,
að grákollur         giekk frá lífi.
Bjóz dratthali         burt* heim þaðan;
hafði sauð feingið         sier til vista.

Svó lauk skiftum skolla og sauðar, að grákollur giekk frá lífi. Dratthali bjóz burt* heim þaðan; hafði feingið sauð til vista sier.

The dealings of the fox and the sheep ended in such a way that grey-skull departed from life. Dragging-tail prepared to set off home from there; he had obtained a sheep for his provisions.

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[5] dratthali: so Rask87ˣ, ‘drattali’ 603

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