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Stanza 21: The Sea

byþ leodum         langsum geþuht
gif hi sculun neþan         on nacan tealtum.
and hi sæ yþa         swyþe bregaþ.
and se brim hengest         bridles ne gym 
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For the peopleMore

Stanza 9: Hail

byþ hwitust corna.         hwyrft hit of heofones lyfte.
wealcaþ hit windes scuras.         weorþeþ hit to wætere syððan
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It is the whitest of grains; it whirls from heaven’sMore

Stanza 8: Joy

ne bruceþ         ðe can ƿeana lyt
sares and sorge         and him sylfa hæfþ
blæd  blysse         and eac byrga geniht ᛬᛫

They partake of this who know little of woes,
Pain and anxiety,More

Stanza 22: Ing

wæs ærest         mid east denum.
gesewen secgun.         oþ he siððan est.
ofer wæg gewat         wæn æfter ran.
ðus heardingas         ðone hæle nemdun
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First he was among More

Stanza 23: Home

byþ ofer leof         æghwylcum men.
gif he mot ðær. rihtes         and gerysena on
brucan on bolde         bleadum oftast
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It is beloved to everybody
If we assemble there on whatMore

Stanza 7: Gift

gumena byþ         gleng and herenys.
wraþu  wyrþscype          wræcna gehwam
ar and ætwist         ðe byþ oþra leas
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For the people it is ornament and praise
Support and honor,More

Stanza 6: Torch

ᚳ byþ cwicera gehwam         cuþ on fyre
blac and beorhtlic         byrneþ oftust
ðær hi æþelingas         inne restaþ
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It is to the living who know it by its fire
Shining and bright,… More

Stanza 24: Day

byþ drihtnes sond.         deore mannum.
mære metodes leoht.         myrgþ and to hiht
eadgum and earmum.         eallum brice
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It is the envoy of God, dear to the people
The light… More

Stanza 25: Oak

byþ on eorþan.         elda bearnum.
flæsces fodor         fereþ gelome
ofer ganotes bæþ         garsecg fandaþ.
hwæþer ac hæbbe         æþele treowe
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It is on earth for theMore

Stanza 5: The Ride

byþ onrecyde.         rinca gehwylcum.
sefte and swiþhwæt.         ðam ðe sitteþ on ufan
meare mægen heardum         ofer mil paþas
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To those who sit in a house
It feels soft. More

Stanza 4: God

byþ ordfruma.         ælcre spræce.
wisdomes wraþu.         and witena frofur.
and eorla gehwam.         eadnys and to hiht
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It is the source of every speech,
The support of More

Stanza 26: Ash

biþ ofer heah.         eldum dyre.
stiþ on staþule .        stede rihte hylt.
ðeah him feohtan on         firas monige 
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It is very tall, dear to the elders
Firm in its foundationsMore

Stanza 27: Bow

byþ æþelinga          eorla gehwæs.
wyn and wyrþmynd.         byþ on wicge fæger.
fæstlic on færelde.         fyrdgeatewa sum
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It is for the prince and the noble
Whose joy andMore

Stanza 3: Thorn

Þ byþ ðearle scearp.         ðegna gehwylcum.
anfengys yfyl         ungemetun reþe.
manna gehwylcun.         ðe him mid resteð
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It is severely sharp for all of the thegns.
LayingMore

Stanza 2: Aurochs

byþ anmod.         and ofer hyrned.
fela frecne. deor         feohteþ. mid hornum.
mære morstapa.          is modig wuht
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It is singleminded and overhorned
Fiercely dangerousMore

Stanza 28: Beaver

byþ ea fixa         and ðeah abruceþ.
fodres on foldan.         hafaþ fægerne eard.

wætre beworpen.         ðær he wynnum leofaþ ᛬᛫

It is a river fish, though it always enjoys
Foraging
More

Stanza 29: The Grave

byþ egle         eorla gehwylcun.
ðonn fæstlice         flæsc onginneþ.
hraw colian         hrusan ceosan
blac to gebeddan         bleda gedreosaþ.
wynna gewitaþ        
More

Stanza 1: Wealth

ᚠ  byþ frofur.         fira gehwylcum.
Sceal ðeah manna gehwylc.         miclun hyt dælan.
gif he wile. for drihtne         domes hleotan
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It is a consolation to each one of us,More

Stanza 15: Helix

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.… More

Stanza 16: Sun

For mariners, it is always hoped upon

When they ferry hence over the fishes’ bath

Until their sea stallion brings them to land.… More

Stanza 14: The Game

It is a feast game and laughter

For proud          sitting to battle there

In the beer hall peacefully united.… More

Stanza 13: Yew

It is on the outside an unsmooth tree.

Hard, earth bound, guardian of fire.

Reliably supported by roots,

A joy in the home.… More

Stanza 17: Tiw

It is one of the signs,

It holds trust well with princes.

Forever it is on a journey over the obscurity of night,

It never deceives.… More

Stanza 18: Birch

It is without bloom, though even so it bears

Without offspring, twigs for divination.

It is beautiful on its boughs

High on top, fairly ornamented

Its leaves might spring up to press… More

Stanza 12: Year

It is the hope of humanity when God lets sprout,

The holy king of heaven gives to the earth

Bright fruits for the rich and for the needy.… More

Stanza 11: Ice

It is overly cold, immeasurably slippery

Glistens glass clear, most like to gems

A floor wrought of frost, a beautiful sight.… More

Stanza 19: War Horse

It is for warriors the joy of princes

A horse with bold hooves, the fighters there around him

The wealthy on steeds trading speech.

And it is for the uneasy ever a consolation.… More