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Anon Nkt 18II/1 — Urðut

Urðut * góð
í Gaulardal
ævilok
Eireks fǫður,
þás Karkr þræll
knífi meitti
hattarstall
af Hôkoni.

Ævilok fǫður Eireks urðut * góð í Gaulardal, þás Karkr þræll meitti hattarstall af Hôkoni knífi.

The death of Eiríkr’s father [= Hákon] did not turn out well in Gauldalen, when Karkr the slave sliced the hat-support [HEAD] off Hákon with a knife.

readings

[1] Urðut *: urðu ei Flat

notes

[1] urðut * (3rd pers. pl. pret. indic.) ‘did not turn out’: Flat’s urðu ei ‘became not’ (late and unmetrical) has been emended to urðut with enclitic negation (see st. 6/2).

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