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Anon Brúðv 4VII/4 — hringa ‘of rings’

Sveinninn óx þar upp einn
— ágætr var maðr sjá
hittir og hans ætt
hringa — með virðing.
Ærir áttu auð fjár
atgeirs mikinn þeir,
er reyðar rannskíðs
rennis váru ættmenn.

Sveinninn óx upp einn þar með virðing; sjá hittir hringa var ágætr maðr, og hans ætt. Þeir ærir atgeirs, er váru ættmenn reyðar rannskíðs rennis, áttu mikinn auð fjár.

The youth grew up alone there with honour; that finder of rings [MAN] was a fine man, as was his family. Those messengers of the halberd [WARRIORS], who were kinsmen of the propeller of the ski of the house of the rorqual [(lit. ‘propeller of the house-ski of the rorqual’) SEA > SHIP > SEAFARER], had great wealth of money.

kennings

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