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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gyðja Lv 4VIII (Ǫrv 64)/4 — um ‘could’

Auð þættumk ek         eiga nógan,
ef ek inn ágæta         Álf um fyndak.
Blót gaf ek honum         ok bú fjogur;
hann mun yðr alla         í eld draga.

Ek þættumk eiga nógan auð, ef ek um fyndak inn ágæta Álf. Ek gaf honum blót ok fjogur bú; hann mun draga yðr alla í eld.

I would consider myself to have wealth enough, if I could recover the excellent Álfr. I gave sacrifices for him and four farms; he will fling you all into the fire.


[4] um: so 343a, of 344a, vin 173ˣ



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