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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gestumbl Heiðr 20VIII (Heiðr 67)/5 — bera ‘bear’

Hverjar eru þær leikur,         er líða lönd yfir
        at forvitni föður?
Hvítan skjöld         þær um vetr bera,
        en svartan um sumar.
Heiðrekr konungr,         hyggðu at gátu.

Hverjar eru þær leikur, er líða yfir lönd at forvitni föður? Þær bera hvítan skjöld um vetr, en svartan um sumar. Heiðrekr konungr, hyggðu at gátu.

Who are those playmates, who move over lands to the curiosity of their father? They bear a white shield in winter, but a black one in summer. King Heiðrekr, think about the riddle.


[5] bera: við síðu bera 281ˣ



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