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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Hsv 11VII/5 — öllum ‘all’

Oddi ok eggju        ver þú þína óðaljörð,
        ok eigi auðtryggr ver;
fyrir orðum ok eiðum        hyggðu öllum vel,
        ok halt við fyrða heit.

Ver þú óðaljörð þína oddi ok eggju, ok ver eigi auðtryggr; hyggðu vel fyrir öllum orðum ok eiðum, ok halt heit við fyrða.

Defend your native land with point and edge and do not be credulous; think well about all your words and oaths and keep promises to people.



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