Exeter Riddle 82

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Date: Sun 21 Oct 2018
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Original text:

Wiht is […]
[…] gongende,     greate swilgeð,
[…] […]
[…] fell ne flæsc,     fotum gong[…]
[…] […]eð
sceal mæla gehwam […]

Translation:

A creature is…
… advancing, swallows grit,
… …
…hide nor flesh, goes on feet…
… …
must each time…

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Crab, harrow


Notes:

This riddle appears on folio 127v of The Exeter Book.

The above Old English text is based on this edition: Elliott van Kirk Dobbie and George Philip Krapp, eds, The Exeter Book, Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records 3 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1936), page 236.

Note that this edition numbers the text Riddle 78: Craig Williamson, ed., The Old English Riddles of the Exeter Book (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1977), page 112.



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