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Lexicon Poeticum

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Kálf Kátr 16VII/4 — lýða ‘of people’

Bragnar lietu í báli heitu
blessað líf, en fór* með vífi
lík heilög í láði að hylja
lýða sveit með allri prýði.
Hárið kunni ei heldr að brenna
hrannar bliks á viðum en annað;
ýtendr lofuðu eingla gæti
öldu fress af tákni þessu.

Bragnar lietu blessað líf í heitu báli, en sveit lýða fór* með vífi að hylja í láði heilög lík með allri prýði. Hárið kunni ei heldr að brenna en annað á viðum bliks hrannar; ýtendr fress öldu lofuðu gæti eingla af tákni þessu.

The men lost their blessed life in the hot fire, but a host of people went with the woman to cover in earth the holy bodies with all pomp. Neither the hair nor anything else could burn on the woods of the gleam of the wave [GOLD > MEN]; the launchers of the bear of the wave [SHIP > SEAFARERS] praised the guardian of angels [= God] for this miracle.



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