Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hákkv 34II/5 — vörðr ‘the guardian’

Mjök er þat frægt,
er fara vildi
sigri sæmðr
til Svía fundar
grundar vörðr
góðu heilli
á Randvers

Þat er mjök frægt, er vörðr grundar, sæmðr sigri, vildi fara góðu heilli til fundar Svía á remmiskíðum Randvers.

It is widely known that the guardian of the land [KING], honoured by victory, wished to travel by good fortune to the meeting with the Swedes on the strong skis of Randverr <sea-king> [SHIPS].




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