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Sturl Hákkv 32II/8 — andra ‘ skis’

Þar sjóðmjöll
svífa knátti
bauga brjóts
af boga fjöllum
harða hrein
hári þjóðu
of gaglfárs
geigurandra.

Þar knátti harða hrein sjóðmjöll svífa af fjöllum boga brjóts bauga of geigurandra gaglfárs hári þjóðu.

There the very pure purse-flour [SILVER] drifted from the bow’s mountains [ARMS] of the breaker of rings [GENEROUS MAN] across the swinging skis of the gosling-danger [HAWK > ARMS] of noble people.

readings

[8] ‑andra: so all others, anda E

notes

[8] geigurandra ‘the swinging skis’: Cf. the weak verb geiga ‘swing’ and the Óðinn-heiti Geiguðr, lit. ‘the one swinging (on the gallows)’.

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