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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Bjbp Jóms 39I/8 — hugum ‘spirited’

Upp stóðu þar eptir
ungra snyrtidrengja
— sveit fylgði vel Vagni
væn — þrír tigir einir.
Alls enga frák aðra
jafnmarga svá burgusk,
áðr létti dyn darra,
drengmenn hugumstranga.

Þrír tigir ungra snyrtidrengja stóðu einir upp þar eptir; væn sveit fylgði Vagni vel. Frák alls enga aðra jafnmarga hugumstranga drengmenn burgusk svá, áðr dyn darra létti.

Thirty fine young warriors alone remained standing there afterwards; the promising troop supported Vagn well. Not at all have I heard of another such number of strong-spirited fighting-men defending themselves thus, before the roar of spears [BATTLE] let up.



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