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Gamlkan Has 2VII/1 — Engr ‘No’

Engr má elda sløngvir
— allvíst es þat — Mistar
maklig orð til mærðar
minn dróttinn þér finna,
þars, élhallar, ǫllu
est, skýrr konungr, dýrri,
rómu linns þvís runnar
rammglyggs megi of hyggja.

Engr sløngvir elda Mistar má finna maklig orð þér til mærðar, dróttinn minn — þat es allvíst —, þars est, skýrr konungr élhallar, dýrri ǫllu, þvís runnar rammglyggs linns rómu megi of hyggja.

No slinger of the fires of Mist <valkyrie> [SWORDS > WARRIOR] can find fitting words in praise of you, my Lord — that is altogether true — because you are, pure king of the storm-hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God], more precious than all that which bushes of the strong storm of the snake of battle [SWORD > BATTLE > WARRIORS] may imagine.

readings

[1] Engr: ‘Eíngí’ B

kennings

grammar

Pronouns and determiners: engi (none, no)

masc.fem.neut.
sing. N
A
G
D
engi
engan, engi
engis, enskis
engum
engi
enga
engrar
engri
ekki
ekki
engis, enskis
engu
pl. N
A
G
D
engir
enga
engra
engum
engar
engar
engra
engum
engi
engi
engra
engum
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