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Þjóð Har 1I/4 — sœkja

Margir gerðu         milding snaran
hraustir menn         heim at sœkja;
eigi síðr         ǫðling fylgðu
gamlir menn         ok gerðusk kærir.

Margir hraustir menn gerðu at sœkja heim snaran milding; gamlir menn fylgðu ǫðling eigi síðr ok gerðusk kærir.

Many valiant men proceeded to visit the gallant generous one; old men followed the prince no less and made themselves intimate.

notes

[4] at sœkja heim ‘to visit’: Lit. ‘to seek the home (of)’. This takes an acc. object, here milding ‘generous one’; the cpd verb heimsœkja ‘visit’ is rare in ON. The implication, as pointed out by Finnur Jónsson (Skj B), is that the men attached themselves to the king.

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