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Ív Sig 15II/2 — rotu ‘the roaring’

Drifu til reipa        í rotuveðri
reyndir at risnu        ræsis þegnar.
Urðu seggir        segls at gæta,
— þá vas svalt á sæ —        en sumir jósu.

Þegnar ræsis, reyndir at risnu, drifu til reipa í rotuveðri. Seggir urðu at gæta segls, en sumir jósu; þá vas svalt á sæ.

The ruler’s retainers, tested in magnanimity, rushed to the ropes in the roaring rainstorm. Men had to tend the sail and some bailed; then it was cold at sea.

readings

[2] rotu‑: ‘roþo’ Mork, ‘rꜹðo’ F

notes

[2] í rotuveðri ‘in the roaring rainstorm’: The ms. readings (‘roþo’ Mork, ‘rꜹðo’ F) cannot be construed to make any sense.

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