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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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RvHbreiðm Hl 28III/4 — lestusk ‘were broken’

Frægr stillir
fekk þengill sér gengi drengi;
… †nner† gunni kunni
grið lestusk þá …
Auðveitir drap ýta nýta;
almr sparn … malma hjalma;
at stǫddusk þá oddar broddar;
ítrar sprungu rítar hvítar.

Frægr stillir … þengill fekk sér gengi, drengi; … †nner† kunni gunni; þá lestusk grið … Auðveitir drap nýta ýta; almr sparn malma … hjalma; þá stǫddusk oddar, broddar at; ítrar hvítar rítar sprungu.

The famous ruler … the lord got himself support, men; … … knew battle; then truces were broken … The wealth-giver killed capable people; the elm-bow kicked arrows … of helmets; then spear-points, arrow-heads were placed against each other; precious white shields burst.


[4] lestusk: létusk R683ˣ



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