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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hskv Útdr 2II/7 — grátt ‘perilous’

Stór skalk verk, þaus vôru
(Vánar dags) á Spáni,
(prútt lét sløngvir sóttan
Sintré) konungs inna.
Gerðisk heldr við harðan
hermǫnnum gram berjask
grátt, en gǫrva neittu
goðs rétti sér boðnum.

Skalk inna stór verk konungs, þaus vôru á Spáni; sløngvir Vánar dags lét prútt sóttan Sintré. Gerðisk heldr grátt hermǫnnum berjask við harðan gram, en neittu gǫrva rétti goðs, boðnum sér.

I must tell of the great deeds of the king, which took place in Spain; the slinger of Ván’s <river’s> daylight [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] proudly attacked Sintra. It turned out to be quite perilous for the warriors to fight against the stern lord, and they completely refused [to accept] the laws of God offered to them.

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[7] grátt: so all others, ‘grart’

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