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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Kolb Jónv 3VII/5 — ræsir ‘The impeller’

Sjalfr kallaði sællar
sólknarrar þik harri
son Máríe særir
sundhyrs, í kvǫl bundinn.
Ráð fal ræsir lýða
risnu kendr á hendi,
díks, áðr dauðann tœki,
dagrennir, þér hennar.

Sjalfr harri sólknarrar bundinn í kvǫl, kallaði þik son sællar Máríe, særir sundhyrs. Ræsir lýða, risnu kendr, fal hennar ráð á hendi þér, áðr dauðann tœki, díks dagrennir.

The lord of the sun-ship [SKY/HEAVEN] himself [= God (= Christ)], bound in torment, called you the son of the blessed Mary, wounder of strait-fire [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN]. The impeller of peoples [= God (= Christ)], known for his munificence, placed her wellbeing in your hands before he took death, mover of the day of the ditch [(lit. ‘day-mover of the ditch’) GOLD > GENEROUS MAN].



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