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Ótt Hfl 19I/4 — bragningar ‘princes’

Nú ræðr þú fyr þeiri
(þik remmir goð miklu)
fold, es forðum heldu
fimm bragningar (gagni).
Breið eru austr til Eiða
ættlǫnd und þér; Gǫndlar
engr sat elda þrøngvir
áðr at slíku láði.

Nú ræðr þú fyr þeiri fold, es fimm bragningar heldu forðum; goð remmir þik miklu gagni. Breið ættlǫnd eru und þér austr til Eiða; engr þrøngvir elda Gǫndlar sat áðr at slíku láði.

Now you rule over that land which five princes held previously; God strengthens you with a great victory. Broad ancestral lands lie under you eastwards to Eiðar; no forcer of the fires of Gǫndul <valkyrie> [SWORDS > WARRIOR] presided over such territory before.

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[4] fimm bragningar ‘five princes’: Snorri (ÍF 27, 101-2) identifies the five as King Hrœrekr of Heiðmǫrk (Hedmark) and his brother Hringr, Guðrøðr of Guðbrandsdalar (Gudbrandsdalen, Oppland), and the unnamed kings of Raumaríki (Romerike) and Haðaland (Hadeland).

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