skaldic

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Gamlkan Has 46VII/6 — dœmi ‘examples’

Enn lætk sagðan svinnum
sárklungrs viðum þungan
hôtt, þats hvern dag ættim
hræðask, framm í kvæði.
Þjóð mun sýna síðan
slœmr miskunnar dœmi,
— ek skylda þó aldri
ugglauss — þaus mik hugga.

Enn lætk sagðan framm í kvæði svinnum viðum sárklungrs þungan hôtt, þats ættim hræðask hvern dag. Slœmr mun síðan sýna þjóð dœmi miskunnar, þaus hugga mik — ek skylda þó aldri ugglauss.

Further I will relate in the poem to the wise trees of the wound-thorn [SWORD > WARRIORS], the oppressive way of life concerning that which we should fear every day. The slœmr will then show people examples of mercy, which comfort me — yet I ought never [be] without fear.

grammar

Close

Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.

Close

Word in text

This view shows information about an instance of a word in a text.