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Anon Pl 57VII/8 — sókn ‘attack’

Gerðu, grœnnar jarðar,
fug es …izk hǫfðu,
eklaust ítrum þakkir
ǫll … gram snjǫllum,
áðr til Rúms frá rómu
rekka sveit með teitri
sigrgladdr snilli prýddri
sóknstœrandi fœri.

Ǫll gerðu eklaust þakkir ítrum, snjǫllum gram … grœnnar jarðar, esfug hǫfðu …izk, áðr sigrgladdr sóknstœrandi fœri frá rómu til Rúms með teitri, snilli prýddri sveit rekka.

They all gave thanks profusely to the glorious, brave ruler … of the green earth [SKY/HEAVEN? > = God], when the noble ones had …, before the victory-glad attack-increaser [WARRIOR] returned from the battle to Rome with the cheerful, courage-adorned band of men.

readings

[8] sóknstœrandi: ‘[...]nde’ 673b, ‘[...]ande’ 673bÞH, 673bFJ, sóknstærandi(?) 673bSE

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