The Northern Way

The Complete Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Riddle 50


Verse Indeterminate Saxon


Wiga is on eorþan      wundrum acenned
dryhtum to nytte,      of dumbum twam
torht atyhted,      þone on teon wigeð
feond his feonde.      Forstrangne oft

5

wif hine wrið;      he him wel hereð,
þeowaþ him geþwære,      gif him þegniað
mægeð ond mæcgas      mid gemete ryhte,
fedað hine fægre;      he him fremum stepeð
life on lissum.      Leanað grimme

10

þam þe hine wloncne      weorþan læteð.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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