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Bkrepp Magndr 5II/3 — ferð ‘the crowds’

Lék of Ljóðhús fíkjum
limsorg náar himni;
vítt vas ferð á flótta
fús; gaus eldr ór húsum.

Limsorg lék fíkjum náar himni of Ljóðhús; vítt vas ferð fús á flótta; eldr gaus ór húsum.

The branch-sorrow [FIRE] played fiercely near the sky throughout Lewis; far and wide the crowds were eager for flight; fire gushed from houses.

readings

[3] ferð: ‘friþr’ 39

notes

[3] vas ferð ‘the crowds were’: Lit. ‘the crowd was’ (sg.).

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