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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Edáð Banddr 3I/6 — él ‘of the storm’

Folkstýrir vas fára
†finnsk ǫlknarrar linna†
suðr at sævar naðri
†setbergs† gamall vetra,
áðr at Yggjar brúði
élhvetjanda setja
Hildar hjalmi faldinn
hoddmildingar vildu.

Folkstýrir vas fára vetra gamall suðr at naðri sævar †finnsk ǫlknarrar linna setbergs†, áðr hoddmildingar vildu setja Hildar élhvetjanda, faldinn hjalmi, at brúði Yggjar.

The troop-leader [RULER] was, [when] a few years old, in the south on the adder of the sea [SHIP], ... before the treasure-bestowers [GENEROUS MEN] wished to place the inciter of the storm of Hildr <valkyrie> [(lit. ‘storm-inciter of Hildr’) BATTLE > WARRIOR], attired in his helmet, over the bride of Yggr <= Óðinn> [= Jǫrð (jǫrð ‘land’)].


[6] élhvetjanda ‘the inciter of the storm (lit. storm-inciter)’: The acc. sg. reading -hvetjanda in J1ˣ and 325VIII 1 supplies the object for setja ‘to place’, while nom. sg. -hvetjandi in and F would be a subject without a verb. 




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