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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eskál Vell 37I/1 — Þvít ‘For’

Þvít fjǫlkostigr flestu
flestr ræðr við son Bestlu
— tekit hefk morðs til mærðar —
mæringr an þú færa.

Þvít flestr fjǫlkostigr mæringr ræðr flestu færa an þú við son Bestlu; hefk tekit til mærðar morðs.

For most many-virtued famous men control much less than you with the son of Bestla <giantess> [= Óðinn]; I have begun the praise of the battle.



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