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Raabjørn speiler draugheimens skodde

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22:20 Nov 13, 2001
Norwegian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Norwegian term or phrase: Raabjørn speiler draugheimens skodde
Raabjørn speiler draugheimens skodde
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4 +1Raabjørn reflects the ocean fog
Eivind Lilleskjaeret
5Råbjørn mirrors the haze of the sea monster('s home)
Mats Wiman


  

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Råbjørn mirrors the haze of the sea monster('s home)


Explanation:
speil = spegel
draugh = sea monster
heim = home
skodde = haze, mist


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 176
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Raabjørn reflects the ocean fog


Explanation:
"draugen" is a supernatural being which augurs death at sea. "Draugheimen" - "home of the draug" - is therefore a metaphor for the ocean.

An alternative translation is therefore:

Raabhjørn reflects the fog that covers the home of the draug (or sea-monster).

But this looks like poetry, and the first translation has the advantage of having the same number of stressed syllables as the original.


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Eivind Lilleskjaeret
Local time: 05:28
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in pair: 200

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