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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Vitn 23VII/5 — ljúfliga ‘fondly’

Runnu ríkamanni
reiðimál og eiðar;
beiðir giekk við brúðar
borða hverju orði.
Lýsti ljúfliga ástir
lundur silkigrundar
auðs, og unni síðan
ágætt víf sem lífi.

Reiðimál og eiðar runnu ríkamanni; beiðir borða giekk við hverju orði brúðar. Lundur auðs lýsti ljúfliga ástir silkigrundar, og ágætt víf unni síðan sem lífi.

The wrathful speech and the oaths left the powerful man; the demander of shields [WARRIOR] admitted to the woman’s every word. The tree of wealth [MAN] fondly declared love [lit. loves] for the silk-ground [WOMAN], and the famous lady later loved [him] like her own life.


[5] ljúfliga: ‘v[...]líga’ 721



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