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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ill Har 1II/3 — myrkaurriða ‘the dark trout’

Vargs vas munr, þats margan
— menskerðir stakk sverði
myrkaurriða markar —
minn dróttinn rak flótta.

Vas munr vargs, þats dróttinn minn rak margan flótta; menskerðir stakk myrkaurriða markar sverði.

It was the pleasure of the wolf that my lord put many to flight; the necklace-diminisher [GENEROUS MAN = Sigurðr] pierced the dark trout of the forest [SERPENT = Fáfnir] with the sword.

readings

[3] myrkaurriða: ‘myrk[…]riða’ B, ‘myrk . . rriða’ 744ˣ, ‘mirkavridi’ papp10ˣ

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