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where has the woman's husband gone? what is " the wave-tumlt"? in the wife's lament

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The woman's husband has sailed away, we are not apprised of his destination.

First my lord left his people for the tumbling waves; I worried at dawn where on earth my leader of men might be. (Modern Translation)

The waves infer that he left his people for the sea.


The Wife's Lament