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Hskv Útdr 6II/1 — egg ‘the sword-edge’

Treystuzk egg fyr austan
— yðr tjóði goð — rjóða
(náskári fló nýra)
Nǫrvasund (til unda).

Treystuzk rjóða egg fyr austan Nǫrvasund; goð tjóði yðr; náskári fló til nýra unda.

You dared to redden the sword-edge east of the Straits of Gibraltar; God favoured you; the corpse-gull [RAVEN/EAGLE] flew to fresh wounds.

readings

[1] egg: so Mork, H, Hr, ér , 39, þér F, 42ˣ, ek E, J2ˣ

notes

[1] egg ‘the sword-edge’: The variants ér, þér (2nd pers. pl. nom.) ‘you’ (so , 39, F, 42ˣ) and ek ‘I’ (so E, J2ˣ) leave the cl. without an object for the verb rjóða ‘redden’ (l. 2).

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