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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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RvHbreiðm Hl 22III/3 — brunni ‘the spring’

Vas með víg …
… kunni;
ǫrn kom at ylgjar brunni
Beit ór hauka hlunni
hjalms …
œgði orma grunni;
ulfs kom …

Vas með víg … kunni; ǫrn kom at brunni ylgjar … Beit ór hlunni hauka hjalms … ; œgði grunni orma; kom ulfs …

Was with battle … knew; the eagle came to the spring of the she-wolf [BLOOD] … Bit from the prop of the hawk [HAND] the helmet’s … ; he terrorised the shallows of serpents [GOLD]; came the wolf’s …


[3] brunni: ‘…’ papp25ˣ, R683ˣ


[3] brunni (m. dat. sg.) ‘the spring’: This is Finnur Jónsson’s suggestion (Skj B) and it has been adopted by subsequent eds. For brunni ylgjar ‘spring of the she-wolf’, see also st. 31/8.



case: dat.


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