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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ESk Geisl 70VII/3 — ræsis ‘of the king’

Myndi bragr nú brǫndum
baugness vesa þessi
— kannk rausnarskap ræsis
raundýrliga launaðr,
ef lofða gramr lifði
leikmildr Sigurðr Hildar
— þess lýsik veg vísa —
vellum grimmr inn ellri.

Þessi bragr myndi nú vesa raundýrliga launaðr brǫndum baugness — kannk rausnarskap ræsis —, ef Sigurðr inn ellri, gramr lofða, grimmr vellum, Hildar leikmildr, lifði; lýsik veg þess vísa.

This poem would now be magnificently rewarded with the fires of the bracelet-headland [ARM > GOLD] — I know the munificence of the king —, if Sigurðr the elder, king of men, fierce to gold, generous with the play of Hildr [BATTLE] [lit. play-generous of Hildr] were alive; I praise the honour of this king.

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