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Lexicon Poeticum

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Anon Óldr 10I/5 — Lýð ‘people’

Harðrôðum gekk heiðis
hjaldrmagnaði skjaldar
skatna ætt á skreytta
skotjǫrð loga fjarðar.
Lýð gat lofðungr ráða
— landherr frá sið vǫndum
þá hvarf allr —, ok illum,
ólítt, goðum nítti.

Ætt skatna gekk á skotjǫrð heiðis, skreytta loga fjarðar, harðrôðum skjaldar hjaldrmagnaði. Lofðungr gat ráða lýð ólítt; allr landherr hvarf þá frá vǫndum sið, ok nítti illum goðum.

The kindred of men put themselves in the swaying earth of the hawk [HAND], adorned with the fire of the fjord [GOLD], of the hard-ruling increaser of the uproar of the shield [(lit. ‘uproar-increaser of the shield’) BATTLE > WARRIOR]. The king could rule people to no small degree; all the land’s people turned then from a wicked faith, and rejected bad gods.



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