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Ív Sig 38II/7 — hruðusk ‘were cleared’

Stunðu seggir;        stôl roðnuðu;
skaut bjartr konungr        bôðum hǫndum.
Hǫrð spjót bitu;        benjar svíddu;
herskip hruðusk        hvárratveggju.

Seggir stunðu; stôl roðnuðu; bjartr konungr skaut bôðum hǫndum. Hǫrð spjót bitu; benjar svíddu; herskip hruðusk hvárratveggju.

Men moaned; weapons were reddened; the bright king shot with both hands. Hard spears bit; wounds smarted; warships were cleared on both sides.

readings

[7] hruðusk: ruðusk Mork

notes

[7] hruðusk ‘were cleared’: Ruðusk ‘were reddened’ (so Mork) has been emended to hruðusk ‘were cleared’ with earlier eds. Although ‘reddened’ (with blood) could make sense, the prose texts of both Mork (Mork 1928-32, 432) and Hkr (ÍF 28, 316) state explicitly that the ships were cleared at this point.

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