THE NIGHTMARE AND HER NINE FOALS

Swithold footed thrice the old;
He met the nightmare and her nine-fold;
Bid her alight,
And her troth plight,
And aroint thee, witch, aroint thee!

Vocabulary
Thrice : three times
Old : World or wold
Fold : Foal/s
Bid : verb. to bid, bade, bad, bid: bidden, bid (ofrecer,pedir:ordenar)
Troth : truth, faith, fidelity
Alight : verb. to descend, to put upon, give(with); adv. and adj. burning, at flames
Aroint : from Lat. Averruncent (dii) (Let the gods go out or "ar" to go + " hint"behind
Thee : You
(From Shakespeare´s "KING LEAR")

Traducción de esta oración para alejar a las pesadillas:

La pesadilla y sus nueve potrillos

"San Vito caminó por el mundo
Conoció a la pesadilla y a sus nueve potrillos
Le pidió que se fuera
Le sacó la promesa de que se portaría bien
Y aléjate, bruja, aléjate"

Nota: San Vito podría aludir al Dios Odín.

THA MON O´MICHT OND THA MARE

Tha mon o´micht, he rade o´nicht
Wi´neither swerd ne ferd ne licht
He socht tha Mare, he fond tha Mare,
He bond tha Mare wi´her ain hare,
Ond gared her swar by midder-micht
She wolde nae mair rid o´nicht
Whar aince he rade, thot mon o´micht.


THAT/THE MAN OF MIGHT AND THE MARE

That/the man of night, hr rode in the night
With neither sword nor froth nor light
He sought that mare, he found that mare
He bound that mare, with her own hair
And he might swear with middle night
That she woul not ride on the night
Where once he rode, that man of night.


Vocabulary
Mon : Man Fond : verb. Find - found
O´micht : Of might Bond : verb.Bind - bound
Rad : verb. Ride - rode - ridden Tha : That
O´nicht : Of night Ain : Own
Wi´ : With Hare : Hair
Neider : Neither Ond : And
Swerd : Sword Gared : He might
Ferd : Froth , word (¿?) Swar : verb. Swear
Licht : Light Midder : Middle
Socht : verb. Seek - sought Wolde : Aux. verb. would
Nae : No, not Mair : verb.May
Rid : See verb. to ride Whar : Where
Aince : Once (One time) Thot : That

(From Robert Graves´THE WHITE GODDESS")

(JULIO ENRIQUE BRUGOS-24-10-02)

 

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