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Hfr Óldr 5I/3 — skúrar ‘shower’

Gerðisk ungr við Engla
ofvægr konungr bægja;
naddskúrar réð nœrir
Norðimbra sá morði.
Barði brezkrar jarðar
byggvendr, en hjó tyggi
— grôðr þvarr geira hríðar
gjóði — kumrskar þjóðir.

Ungr, ofvægr konungr gerðisk bægja við Engla; sá nœrir naddskúrar réð morði Norðimbra. Tyggi barði byggvendr brezkrar jarðar en hjó kumrskar þjóðir; grôðr þvarr gjóði hríðar geira.

The young, overwhelming king proceeded to contend against the English; that nourisher of the missile-shower [BATTLE > WARRIOR] determined the killing of the Northumbrians. The prince beat the inhabitants of the British land and cut down the Cumbric peoples; hunger diminished for the osprey of the storm of spears [BATTLE > RAVEN/EAGLE].

readings

[3] ‑skúrar réð nœrir: ‘skar rei[...]ęr’ 62, ‘skarr hlod nærre’ Flat

notes

[3] naddskúrar ‘of the missile-shower [BATTLE]’: Naddr m. is ‘nail, stud’, hence perhaps a spear (LP: naddr); Meissner 184 counts this among terms for weapons in general.

kennings

grammar

case: gen.

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