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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

Völundarkviða (Völ) - 46

Völundarkviða

Not published: do not cite ()

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17 — Völ 17

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Tenn hánum teygjaz
er hánum er téð sverð
ok hann Böðvildar
baug um þekkir;
ámun eru augu
ormi þeim inum frána;
sníðið ér hann
sina magni
ok setið hann síðan
ísævar stöð!   (eddic or germanic)

(‘He bares his teeth when the sword is shown before him
and he recognizes Bodvild’s ring;
his eyes are like those of a shining serpent.
Cut from him the might of his sinews*
and afterwards put him in Sævarstad!’
)

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 18v, 19 - 18v, 21 (Edda)  image  image  
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