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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Kálf Kátr 22VII/8 — síka ‘of ditches’

Keisarans tók kvón að fýsaz
Kátrínu að tjá iðran sína;
bragnar vísa að byrgðu húsi
bauga Hlökk á grímu dökkri.
Brekku frá eg með brjósti klökku
beygja svá fyr helgri meyju
— háleit var það henni sæla —
himna veldis, síka elda.

Kvón keisarans tók að fýsaz að tjá Kátrínu iðran sína; bragnar vísa Hlökk bauga á dökkri grímu að byrgðu húsi. Eg frá brekku elda síka beygja svá með klökku brjósti fyr helgri meyju himna veldis; það var henni háleit sæla.

The wife of the emperor began to desire to relate her repentance to Catherine; men show the Hlökk <valkyrie> of rings [WOMAN] on a dark night to the locked house. I heard that the slope of the fires of ditches [GOLD > WOMAN] then bent down with a humble breast before the holy maiden of the heavens’ realm; it was to her a sublime bliss.


[8] síka: sík all




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