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Glúmr Gráf 2I/4 — bragningr

Hafði fǫr til ferju
fróðr Skáneyjar góða
blakkríðandi bakka
barnungr þaðan farna.
Rógeisu vann ræsir
ráðvandr á Skotlandi;
sendi seggja kindar
sverðbautinn her Gauti.

Bakka blakkríðandi, fróðr til ferju, hafði barnungr farna þaðan góða fǫr Skáneyjar. Ráðvandr ræsir vann rógeisu á Skotlandi; sendi sverðbautinn her kindar seggja Gauti.

The rider of the steed of the bank [(lit. ‘steed-rider of the bank’) SHIP > SEAFARER], skilful in seafaring, had in early youth made a good voyage to Skåne from there. The judicious ruler attacked Scotland with strife-fire [SWORD]; he sent a sword-beaten host of the offspring of men [MEN] to Gautr [Óðinn].

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