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ÞKolb Eirdr 8I/8 — þat ‘that’

Þar vas hjalmaðs herjar
Hropts við dreyrgar toptir


Orð fekk gótt, es gerði
grams vǫrn blôum hjǫrvi
(hǫll bilar hára fjalla,)
Hyrningr (áðr þat fyrnisk).

Þar vas … hjalmaðs herjar … við dreyrgar toptir Hropts … Hyrningr, es gerði vǫrn grams blôum hjǫrvi, fekk gótt orð; hǫll hára fjalla bilar, áðr þat fyrnisk.

There was … of the helmeted host … against the bloody homesteads of Hroptr <= Óðinn> [SHIELDS] … Hyrningr, who defended the king with a dark sword, gained a good reputation; the hall of the high mountains [SKY] will break before that is forgotten.

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[8] þat: þeir Flat

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