R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Poem about Haraldr hárfagri 4’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 62.
Leiddisk þá fyr Lúfu lengr at haldask
hersa drótt ok hǫfðingjum.
Flýði hverr, sem fara mátti,
hraustra víkinga ór Hafrsfirði.
Drótt hersa ok hǫfðingjum leiddisk þá at haldask lengr fyr Lúfu; hverr hraustra víkinga, sem mátti fara, flýði ór Hafrsfirði.
‘The host of hersar and the chieftains grew tired then of holding out longer against Lúfa (‘Shaggy-locks’) [Haraldr]; each of the valiant vikings who could go fled from Hafrsfjorden. ’
At the battle of Hafrsfjǫrðr (Hafrsfjorden), Haraldr’s opponent King Kjǫtvi gets away onto an islet so that he cannot be taken, and his army flees, some by ship and some on land.
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Leiddizst þa fyr lufu | leíngr at halldazst hessa drott ok hofdíngíum flyde huerr sem | fara matte hraustra uikinga ór hafrs firde .
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