Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Vitn 16VII/6 — ráðið ‘decided’

‘Veiztu, að váttar æztir
vóru hjá, þá er fóru
festarorð, en firðiz
flokkr kaupmála okkarn.
Riett hygg eg, að þá þætti
því ráðið vel báðum’;
línvang kvað hann leingi
ljúga hvert orð drjúgum.

‘Veiztu, að æztir váttar vóru hjá, þá er festarorð fóru, en flokkr firðiz kaupmála okkarn. Hygg eg riett, að þá þætti báðum því vel ráðið’; leingi kvað hann línvang ljúga drjúgum hvert orð.

‘You know that the highest witnesses were present when the words of betrothal were uttered, but the crowd stayed away from our agreement. I rightly believe that it then seemed to us both that it had been well decided in this matter’; for a long time he said that the linen-field [WOMAN] lied excessively with each word.



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