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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Svart Skauf 23VIII/3 — hvatliga ‘swiftly’

‘Hann tók á skeiði         skjótt eftir mier;
skundar hvatliga,         og skrefaði stórum.
Hljóp eg fráliga         heldur undan;
leitaða eg við         lífi að forða.

‘Hann tók skjótt á skeiði eftir mier; skundar hvatliga og skrefaði stórum. Eg hljóp heldur fráliga undan; eg leitaða við að forða lífi.

‘He quickly began to run after me; he hurries swiftly and strode with long steps. I rushed rather rapidly away; I tried to save my life.


[3] hvatliga: skjótliga Rask87ˣ


[3] hvatliga ‘swiftly’: Skjótliga ‘quickly’ (Rask87ˣ) is an equally good reading.



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