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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ǪrvOdd Ævdr 1VIII (Ǫrv 71)/3 — völdundum ‘causers’

Hlýði seggir,         en ek segja mun
vígs völdundum         frá vinum mínum.
Seint er at dylja;         sé ek eigi mátti
skógs skæstafr         við sköpum gera.

Hlýði seggir, en ek mun segja völdundum vígs frá vinum mínum. Seint er at dylja; ek sé skæstafr skógs mátti eigi gera við sköpum.

Listen men, and I will tell causers of slaughter [WARRIORS] about my friends. It is [too] late to deny; I see the advancing stave of the bow [WARRIOR = I] could not prevent fate.

readings

[3] völdundum: so 471, ‘valldindvm’ 343a, ‘vigsvolluðum’ 173ˣ

kennings

grammar

case: dat.
number: pl.

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