The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 83

Verse Indeterminate Saxon

Frod wæs min fromcynn     
biden in burgum,      siþþan bæles weard
...... wera      life bewunden,
fyre gefælsad.      Nu me fah warað

5

eorþan broþor,      se me ærest wearð
gumena to gyrne.      Ic ful gearwe gemon
hwa min fromcynn      fruman agette
eall of earde;      ic him yfle ne mot,
ac ic hæftnyd      hwilum arære

10

wide geond wongas.      Hæbbe ic wundra fela,
middangeardes      mægen unlytel,
ac ic miþan sceal      monna gehwylcum
degolfulne dom      dyran cræftes,
siðfæt minne.      Saga hwæt ic hatte.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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