Mengloth spake:

46. "Whence camest thou hither? | how camest thou here?
What name do thy kinsmen call thee?
Thy race and thy name | as a sign must I know,
That thy bride I am destined to be."

Svipdag spake:

47. "Svipdag am I, | and Solbjart's son;
Thence came I by wind-cold ways;
With the words of Urth | shall no man war,
Though unearned her gifts be given."

Mengloth spake:

48. "Welcome thou art, | for long have I waited;
The welcoming kiss shalt thou win!
For two who love | is the longed-for meeting
The greatest gladness of all.

49. Long have I sat | on Lyfjaberg here,
Awaiting thee day by day;
And now I have | what I ever hoped,
For here thou art come to my hall."

50. Alike we yearned; | I longed for thee,
And thou for my love hast longed;
But now henceforth | together we know
Our lives to the end we shall live."

[47. Solbjart ("Sun-Bright"): not elsewhere mentioned. The words of Urth: i.e., the decrees of fate; cf. stanza 7.

50. Lyfjaberg cf. stanza 52 and note.]

 



Mengl kva:

46. Hvaan frt, hvaan fr gerir,
hv ik htu hj?
At tt ok nafni skal ek jartegn vita,
ef ek var r kvn of kvein."

Svipdagr kva:

47. "Svipdagr ek heiti, Slbjartr ht minn fair,
aan rkumk vindkalda vegu;
Urar ori kver engi mar,
tt at s vi lst lagit."

Mengl kva:

48. "Vel n kominn, hefik minn vilja beit,
fylgja skal kveju koss;
forkunnar sn mun flestan glaa,
hvars hefir vi annan st.

49. Lengi ek sat ljfu bergi ,
bei ek n dgr ok daga;
n at var, er ek vtt hefi,
at ert kominn, mgr, til minna sala.

50. rr hafar er ek hefi til ns gamans,
en til mns munar;
n er at satt, er vit slta skulum
vi ok aldr saman."



 


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