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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Glúmr Gráf 5I/2 — á ‘on’

Hilmir rauð und hjalmi
heina laut á Gautum;
þar varð í gný geira
grundar vǫrðr of fundinn.

Hilmir rauð laut heina á Gautum und hjalmi; þar varð vǫrðr grundar of fundinn í gný geira.

The king reddened the dell of whetstones [SWORD] on the Gautar, wearing a helmet; there the guardian of ground [RULER = Haraldr] was to be found in the din of spears [BATTLE].

readings

[2] á Gautum: so Tˣ(37r), Tˣ(41r), W, U(34v), U(37r), und Gautum R(35v), ágætum R(39v), ‘[…]elkings eggiar’ B, á beinu C

notes

[2] á Gautum ‘on the Gautar’: The people of Gautland (Götaland, southern Sweden). Haraldr gráfeldr and his brothers are more than once said to make a practice of raiding during the summers, but there is no specific reference in the prose sources to any attack in this region.

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