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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: an electronic edition (Edd.)

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

not in Skj

prose works

Hávamál (Hávm) - 162

Hávamál

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80 — Hávm 80

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Ívindi skal við höggva,
veðri ásjó róa,
myrkri við man spjalla;
mörg eru dags augu;
áskip skal skriðar orka
en áskjöld til hlífar,
mæki höggs
en mey til kossa.   (eddic or germanic)

(
In a wind one should cut wood, in fine weather row on the sea,
in darkness chat with a girl: many are day’s eyes;
use a ship to glide along, a shield for defence,
a sword for blows, and a girl for kisses.)

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 5r, 22 - 5r, 24 (Edda)  image  image  
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