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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þloft Tøgdr 5I/8 — herflýtir ‘army-speeder’

Knôttu súðir
svangs mjǫk langar
byrrǫmm bera
brimdýr fyr Stim.
Svá liðu sunnan
svalheims valar,
at kom norðr í Nið
nýtr herflýtir.

Byrrǫmm brimdýr knôttu bera mjǫk langar súðir svangs fyr Stim. Valar svalheims liðu svá sunnan, at nýtr herflýtir kom norðr í Nið.

The wind-strong surf-animals [SHIPS] brought the very long planks of the hull past Stemmet. The steeds of the cool world [sea] [SEA > SHIPS] travelled in such a way from the south, that the capable army-speeder came north into Nidelven.

readings

[8] herflýtir: so Holm2, Bæb, 68, 61, 325V, 325VII, Flat, Tóm, ‘h[…]flyter’ , ‘hærr flyti’ DG8

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