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ÞjóðA Magnfl 13II/2 — dýri ‘excellent’

Áðr svanfoldar seldi
sólrýrandi inn dýri
— jarls lá ferð á ferli —
fjǫrgrið stǫfum hjǫrva.

Áðr inn dýri svanfoldar sólrýrandi seldi fjǫrgrið stǫfum hjǫrva; ferð jarls lá á ferli.

Before the excellent diminisher of the sun of the swan-land [(lit. ‘sun-diminisher of the swan-land’) SEA > GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] granted life-truce to the staves of swords [WARRIORS]; the jarl’s troop were on the move.




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