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Þjóð Yt 10I/9 — at ‘No’

Fell Alrekr,
þars Eireki
bróður vôpn
at bana urðu.
Ok hnakkmars
með hǫfuðfetlum
Dags fríendr
of drepask kvôðu.
Fráat maðr áðr
eykja greiði
Freys afspring
í folk hafa.

Alrekr fell, þars vôpn bróður urðu Eireki at bana. Ok kvôðu fríendr Dags of drepask með hǫfuðfetlum hnakkmars. Maðr fráat áðr afspring Freys hafa greiði eykja í folk.

Alrekr fell where the weapons of his brother became the slayer of Eiríkr. And [people] said that the kinsmen of Dagr [= Swedish kings] killed one another with the bridle of the saddle-horse. No one has heard before of an offspring of Freyr [= Swedish king] using riding gear in battle.

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[9] Fráat: ‘fermat’ F

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