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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eskál Vell 34I/1 — bjarka ‘birches’

Né sigbjarka serkir
sómmiðjungum rómu
Hôars við Hǫgna skúrir
hléðut fast of séðir.

Né hléðut fast of séðir serkir sigbjarka sómmiðjungum við skúrir Hǫgna rómu Hôars.

Nor did the firmly sewn shirts of the battle-birches [WARRIORS > ARMOUR] protect the bow-miðjungar [WARRIORS] against the showers of Hǫgni <legendary hero> [ARROWS] in the noise of Hárr <= Óðinn> [BATTLE].


[1] ‑bjarka: ‑bjarkar A



case: gen.
number: pl.


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