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ÞjóðA Sex 18II/8 — Fiðr ‘Finnr’

Sveinn át sigr at launa
sex þeim, es hvǫt vexa,
innan eina gunni,
ǫrleiks, Dana jǫrlum.
Varð, sás vildit forða,
vígbjartr, snǫru hjarta,
í fylkingu fenginn
Fiðr Árnasonr miðri.

Sveinn át at launa þeim sex jǫrlum Dana sigr innan eina gunni, es hvǫt ǫrleiks vexa. Fiðr Árnasonr, sás vildit forða snǫru hjarta, varð vígbjartr fenginn í miðri fylkingu.

Sveinn does not have to reward those six jarls of the Danes for victory in one battle, in whom the incitement of munificence does not swell. Finnr Árnason, who did not want to save his valiant heart, was, battle-bright, captured in the midst of the troop.

readings

[8] Fiðr: ‘finnr’ 39, FskBˣ, Flat

notes

[8] Fiðr Árnasonr ‘Finnr Árnason’: The form Fiðr rather than Finnr is indicated by the aðalhending on miðri, and is found in several mss. Finnr Árnason, though of Norw. stock, is portrayed among the leaders of Sveinn’s forces in HSigHkr ch. 62, and see Context above.

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