Hwælhuntoþ

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Niðerlendisc hwælhuntan (18. gearhund)

Hwælhuntoþ is cynn to fisceres cræfte, hwæræt sceall man fengan hwæl; be niede hæfþ man nōþ þe betæceð swylc micel dēor.

Hwælhuntoþ begann in yldum beforan stǣre and in geardagum fōr man in þissum wīse on brime be sǣrīme. Be hwælhuntoþ weaxan manigfealdum folcwīsan – hwǣrof sindon Norþmenn and Iapanware and on begnum þissum þēodum huntaþ man giet hrānas on brādum garsecge.

In þæm nigontienoþe gearhund and þæm tweontigoþe sōhtedon menn hwǣlele and flǣsc and hwælbān and manigfealde þing swlyc mōt man bringan of hrānes lice. Nīwe cræftas and scipu gewrōhtedon hwælhuntan and hie segloden fearr in þæm norþe and in þæm sūðe to sēcenne hiera ǣs. Þā wicas on Sūþgeorgie wæron gestaðoled be Norðiscum and Bryttiscum hwælhuntum þe hie meahtan betæcan miclu hrānas in swylcum brime and hēr tēon hie hwællic on strande hie to aliðienne and wyrcenne in his ele, bānum and dālum.

Weaxung and wanung[adihtan]

Hwalas on þara Faroisca Īegum

Man hunteþ hrānas for mēte and ele. Oð 3000 wintrum before Cristes tocyme habbaþ menn betæcnen þās garsecgesweardas and manig sǣrīmes buendas habbaþ lang stǣr in swylcum þinge, and nimaþ hærfest þāra hwalas þa sind greut giswom.

On þāra Faroisca Īegum nimaþ þa īegena menn hwælas gedrifon in hæfnwæter.