11. Soon in the midst | of the room she sat,
By her side there sat | the son of the house;
They whispered both, | and the bed made ready,
Thrćll and Thir, | till the day was through.

12. Children they had, | they lived and were happy,
Fjosnir and Klur | they were called, methinks,
Hreim and Kleggi, | Kefsir, Fulnir,
Drumb, Digraldi, | Drott and Leggjaldi,
Lut and Hosvir; | the house they cared for,
Ground they dunged, | and swine they guarded,
Goats they tended, | and turf they dug.

13. Daughters had they, | Drumba and Kumba,
Ökkvinkalfa, | Arinnefla,
Ysja and Ambott, | Eikintjasna,
Totrughypja | and Tronubeina;
And thence has risen | the race of thralls.

14. Forward went Rig, | his road was straight,
To a hall he came, | and a door there hung;
In did he fare, | on the floor was a fire:
Afi and Amma | owned the house.

15. There sat the twain, | and worked at their tasks:
The man hewed wood | for the weaver's beam;
His beard was trimmed, | o'er his brow a curl,
His clothes fitted close; | in the corner a chest.

[12. There is some confusion as to the arrangement of th lines and division into stanzas of 12 and 13. The names mean: Fjosnir, "Cattle-Man"; Klur, "The Coarse"; Hreim, "The Shouter"; Kleggi, "The Horse-Fly"; Kefsir, "Concubine-Keeper"; Fulnir, "The Stinking"; Drumb, "The Log"; Digraldi, "The Fat"; Drott, "The Sluggard"; Leggjaldi, "The Big-Legged"; Lut, "The Bent"; Hosvir, "The Grey."

13. The names mean: Drumba, "The Log"; Kumba, "The Stumpy"; Ökkvinkalfa, "Fat-Legged"; Arinnefla, "Homely Nosed"; Ysja, "The Noisy"; Ambott, "The Servant"; Eikintjasna, "The Oaken Peg" (?); Totrughypja, "Clothed in Rags"; Tronubeina, "Crane-Legged."

14. In the manuscript line 4 stands after line 4 of stanza 16, but several editors have rearranged the lines, as here. Afi and Amma: Grandfather and Grandmother.

15. There is considerable confusion among the editors as to where this stanza begins and ends.]

 



11. Miđra fletja meir settisk hon;
sat hjá henni sonr húss;
rćddu ok rýndu, rekkju gerđu
Ţrćll ok Ţír ţrungin dćgr.

12. Börn ólu ţau,
- bjuggu ok unđu, -
hygg ek at héti Hreimr ok Fjósnir,
Klúrr ok Kleggi, Kefsir, Fúlnir,
Drumbr, Digraldi, Dröttr ok Hösvir.
Lútr ok Leggjaldi;
lögđu garđa, akra töddu,
unnu at svínum, geita gćttu,
grófu torf.

13. Dćtr váru ţćr Drumba ok Kumba,
Ökkvinkalfa ok Arinnefja,
Ysja ok Ambátt, Eikintjasna,
Tötrughypja ok Trönubeina.
Ţađan eru komnar ţrćla ćttir.

14. Gekk Rígr at ţat réttar brautir,
kom hann at höllu, hurđ var á skíđi,
inn nam at ganga, eldr var á golfi,
hjón sátu ţar, heldu á sýslu.

15. Mađr teglđi ţar meiđ til rifjar;
var skegg skapat, skör var fyrir enni,
skyrtu ţröngva, skokkr var á golfi.










 


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