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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv Berv 5II/3 — rán ‘looting’

Hét, sás fell á Fitjum,
fjǫlgegn, ok réð hegna
heiptar rán, en hônum,
Hôkun, firar unnu.
Þjóð helt fast á fóstra
fjǫlblíðs lǫgum síðan
(enn eru af, þvís minnir)
Aðalsteins (búendr seinir).

Hôkun, sás fell á Fitjum, hét fjǫlgegn ok réð hegna heiptar rán, en firar unnu hônum. Síðan helt þjóð fast á lǫgum fjǫlblíðs fóstra Aðalsteins; enn eru búendr seinir af, þvís minnir.

Hákon, who fell at Fitjar, was called most just, and he punished hostile looting, and people loved him. Later men held firmly onto the laws of the most friendly foster-son of Æthelstan [= Hákon]; the farmers are still slow to relinquish what they remember.


[3] rán: rann Hr



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