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Stanza 15: Helix

seccard hæfþ         oftust on fenne.
wexeð on wature.         wundaþ grimme.
blode breneð         beorna gehwylcne
ðe him ænigne         onfeng gedeð

This sword has a dwelling place most often in the marsh
It waxes in water, wounds severe
The blood of a person’s pustules burns,
For anyone who does grab hold of it.