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Lexicon Poeticum

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Þskakk Erldr 2II/1 — dróttinn ‘Lord’

Greitt frák, gumna dróttinn,
(Gríðar fáks) í víðu
(trauðr esa tenn at rjóða)
Túnsbergi þér snúna.
Hræddusk bjartra brodda
býjarmenn við rennu;
uggðu eld ok sveigðan
alm dynviðir malma.

Dróttinn gumna, frák snúna þér greitt í víðu Túnsbergi; esa trauðr at rjóða tenn fáks Gríðar. Býjarmenn hræddusk við rennu bjartra brodda; malma dynviðir uggðu eld ok sveigðan alm.

Lord of men [= Erlingr], I heard it turned out smoothly for you in spacious Tønsberg; you are not reluctant to redden the teeth of Gríðr’s <troll-woman’s> steed [WOLF]. The townspeople were terrified by the rush of bright arrow-points; the trees of the clash of weapons [(lit. ‘clash-trees of weapons’) BATTLE > WARRIORS] feared the fire and the bent elm-bow.

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