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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv Berv 14II/8 — leifð ‘mony’

Eitt es mál, þats mæla:
‘minn dróttinn leggr sína
eign á óðǫl þegna’;
ǫfgask búendr gǫfgir.
Rán mun seggr, hinns sína
selr út, í því telja,
flaums at fellidómi
fǫðurleifð konungs greifum.

Eitt es mál, þats mæla: ‘dróttinn minn leggr eign sína á óðǫl þegna’; gǫfgir búendr ǫfgask. Seggr, hinns selr út fǫðurleifð sína greifum konungs at fellidómi flaums, mun telja rán í því.

They all say the same thing: ‘my lord appropriates his subjects’ ancestral properties’; proud farmers revolt. That man, who parcels out his patrimony to the king’s counts according to precipitate rulings, will call that robbery.

readings

[8] fǫðurleifð: fǫðurleifs J2ˣ, fǫðurleif 61, fulleið H, full leið Hr, full leiðir 325XI 3, fulleiðr Flat

notes

[8] fǫðurleifð ‘patrimony’: See Ív Sig 22/4.

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