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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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HervH Lv 3VIII (HjǪ 26)/2 — hilmi* ‘ruler’

Í höll skaltu ganga         ok hilmi* lúta,
ok kveðja kurteisliga         konung inn stórráða.
Láttu eigi æðru         á þér finna,
þótt þú í höll lítir         háva stórgarpa.

Skaltu ganga í höll ok lúta hilmi*, ok kveðja inn stórráða konung kurteisliga. Láttu eigi finna æðru á þér, þótt þú lítir háva stórgarpa í höll.

You must go into the hall and bow to the ruler, and greet the ambitious king courteously. Do not let fear be visible upon you, even though you see tall powerful warriors in the hall.


[2] hilmi*: hilmir all



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