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Mark Eirdr 31II/1 — roðnum ‘the reddened’

Ræsir lét af roðnum hausi
Rínar sól á marfjǫll skína.

Ræsir lét sól Rínar skína af roðnum hausi á marfjǫll.

The king made the sun of the Rhine <river> [GOLD] shine from the reddened skull onto the sea-mountains [WAVES].


[1] af roðnum hausi ‘from the reddened skull’: Ornamental figurehead at a ship’s stem. See Notes to Valg Har 10/5, 11/4.



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