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Lexicon Poeticum

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Anon Brúðv 9VII/1 — Lýðir ‘People’

Lýðir hvöttu lyngbjóð
laungum á kvánfaung,
en súða snarmeiðr
sóta vara þess fljótr.
Faxa játti Freyr loks
fjarðar, er þá varð
frænda, við flein-Þund,
fíkjum um það vili ríkr.

Lýðir hvöttu lyngbjóð laungum á kvánfaung, en snarmeiðr sóta súða vara þess fljótr. Freyr faxa fjarðar játti loks við flein-Þund, er fíkjum ríkr vili frænda varð um það þá.

People repeatedly urged the heather-giver [GENEROUS MAN] to marriage, but the bold tree of the horse of planking [SHIP > SEAFARER] was not ready for that. The Freyr <god> of the maned one of the fjord [SHIP > SEAFARER] consented finally to the spear-Þundr <= Óðinn> [WARRIOR], when a very strong wish of [his] kinsmen then was for it.

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[1] Lýðir: so 1032ˣ, 399a‑bˣ, 2166ˣ, ‘Ly[...]’ 721

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