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Anon Pl 16VII/3 — hyr ‘of the fire’

Sik bað stríða stǫðvir
stirðs, es at kom firði,
hyrlund heiðni kenndan
herleiks of sæ ferja.
Veittit fremðar flýti
flugstyggum aldyggva
fetrjóðr Fenris jóða
farning inn bǫlgjarni,

Stǫðvir stríða, es kom at firði, bað stirðs herleiks hyrlund, kenndan heiðni, ferja sik of sæ. Inn bǫlgjarni fetrjóðr jóða Fenris veittit aldyggva farning flugstyggum flýti fremðar,

The calmer of distress [HOLY MAN], when [he] came to the bay, asked the tree of the fire of harsh army-play [(lit. ‘fire-tree of harsh army-play’) BATTLE > SWORD > WARRIOR], known for paganism, to ferry them over the sea. The evil-eager paw-reddener of the offspring of Fenrir <wolf> [WOLVES > WARRIOR] did not provide reliable transportation for the flight-shy begetter of honour [HOLY MAN],

readings

[3] hyr‑: ‘h(y)[...]’(?) 673b, ‘hot’ 673bÞH, ‘hyr’ 673bFJ

notes

[3] hyrlund ‘fire-tree’: Proposed by Finnur Jónsson 1887, who could apparently read the now-illegible letters in the ms.

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