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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Bkrepp Magndr 6II/4 — ben ‘a wound’

Hungrþverrir lét herjat
hríðar gagls á Skíði;
tǫnn rauð Tyrvist innan
teitr vargr í ben margri.

Hungrþverrir gagls hríðar lét herjat á Skíði; teitr vargr rauð tǫnn í margri ben innan Tyrvist.

The hunger-diminisher [FEEDER] of the gosling of battle [RAVEN/EAGLE > WARRIOR] harried in Skye; the cheerful wolf reddened its tooth in many a wound inside Tiree.


[4] ben: ‘bæn’ E, 42ˣ, bǫn J2ˣ


[4] í margri ben (f. dat. sg.) ‘in many a wound’: The prep. í ‘in’ takes the dat. when it occurs with the verb rjóða ‘redden’ (see Fritzner: rjóða). Í marga ben lit. ‘into many a wound’ (so , 39, E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ) is acc. sg.



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