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Lexicon Poeticum

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Sturl Hákfl 2II/5 — Fellu ‘fell’

Hólmreyðar gekk hjálmi
Hörða valdr of faldinn,
enn sá er úthlaupsmönnum,
auðmildr, sakar gildi.
Fellu fjandmenn stillis;
fekk tafn bláum hrafni,
en sigrgæði síðan
sumir skunduðu undan.

Auðmildr valdr Hörða, sá er enn gildi úthlaupsmönnum sakar, gekk of faldinn hjálmi hólmreyðar. Fjandmenn stillis fellu; fekk bláum hrafni tafn, en síðan skunduðu sumir undan sigrgæði.

The wealth-generous ruler of the Hǫrðar [NORWEGIAN KING = Hákon], who again repaid the rebels for their crimes, advanced hooded with the helmet of the island-char [SNAKE > HELMET OF TERROR]. The enemies of the lord fell; he gave bloody prey to the dark raven, and later some rushed away from the victory-strengthener [WARRIOR].

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[5] Fellu: ‘fęddu’ 8

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