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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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GunnLeif Merl II 61VIII (Bret 61)/5 — ógurligt ‘terrifying’

‘Geisar geimi;         gengr hann upp í lopt;
slíkt es ógurligt         ýta bǫrnum.
Slíkt es ógurligt         upp at telja;
mun in forna mold         af firum verða.’

‘Geimi geisar; hann gengr upp í lopt; slíkt es ógurligt bǫrnum ýta. Slíkt es ógurligt at telja upp; in forna mold mun verða af firum.’

‘The sea will surge; it will go up into the sky; such [a thing] is terrifying for the children of men [MANKIND]. Such [a thing] is terrifying to recount; the ancient earth will be emptied of men.’



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