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Jór Send 3I/4 — bsk ‘prepared’

Þvít ríkr konungr rekka,
reyr undlagar dreyra
morðs þás merkja þorðu
magnendr, bsk at fagna.

Þvít ríkr konungr rekka bsk at fagna, þás magnendr morðs þorðu merkja reyr undlagar dreyra.

Because the powerful king of warriors prepared to rejoice when the quickeners of slaughter [WARRIORS] dared to stain the reed of the wound-sea [BLOOD > SWORD] with blood.

readings

[4] bsk: ‘(b)io(sc)’(?) 75c

notes

[4] bsk ‘prepared’: Though unclear in the ms., this is the reading also tentatively printed (as non-normalised ‘biosc’) in Skj A and ÓH 1941.

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