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Hfr ErfÓl 23I/3 — dýrr ‘the worthy’

Norðmanna hykk nenninn
— nús þengill framgenginn —
dýrr hné dróttar stjóri —
dróttin* und lok sóttan.
Grams dauði brá gœði
góðs ófárar þjóðar;
allr glepsk friðr af falli
flugstyggs sonar Tryggva.

Hykk nenninn dróttin* Norðmanna sóttan und lok; nús þengill framgenginn; dýrr stjóri dróttar hné. Dauði góðs grams brá gœði ófárar þjóðar; allr friðr glepsk af falli flugstyggs sonar Tryggva.

I think the energetic lord of Norwegians [= Óláfr] has gone to his end; now the prince has passed on; the worthy steerer of the retinue [RULER] fell. The death of the good ruler snatched away the well-being of not a few peoples; all peace is confounded by the fall of the flight-shunning son of Tryggvi [= Óláfr].

readings

[3] dýrr: dýr all

notes

[3] dýrr ‘worthy’: The mss have ‘dyr’, i.e. dýr, but that form (f. nom. sg. or n. nom./acc. pl.) cannot fit here.

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