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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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RvHbreiðm Hl 18III/6 — peita ‘spear’

Gramr framr gerði rimmu;
gekk — fekk vargr at drekka
blóð — þjóð — bragningr háði*
bǫð — glǫð til vígstǫðva.
Sǫng lǫng slíðra tunga;
sleit beit atfleyg peita;
bar þar * buðlungr hæri
bjart snart í styr hjarta.

Framr gramr gerði rimmu; þjóð gekk glǫð til vígstǫðva; vargr fekk blóð at drekka; bragningr háði* bǫð. Lǫng tunga slíðra sǫng; atfleyg peita sleit, beit; þar * bar hæri buðlungr bjart, snart hjarta í styr.

The outstanding ruler created a conflict; people went happy to the battle-harbour [BATTLEFIELD]; the wolf got blood to drink; the lord conducted a battle. The long tongue of scabbards [SWORD] sang; the soaring spear tore, bit; there, the more distinguished prince carried a cheerful, brave heart to battle.


[6] peita: ‘væita’ papp25ˣ, R683ˣ



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