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Eyv Lv 11I/4 — þinn ‘your’

Skyldak, skerja foldar
skíðrennandi, síðan
þursa týs frá þvísa
þinn góðan byr finna,
es, valjarðar, verðum,
veljandi, þér selja
lyngva mens, þats lengi,
látr, minn faðir átti.

Skerja foldar skíðrennandi, skyldak síðan frá þvísa finna þinn góðan byr týs þursa, es, veljandi valjarðar, verðum selja þér látr mens lyngva, þats faðir minn átti lengi.

Runner of the ski of the land of skerries [(lit. ‘ski-runner of the land of skerries’) SEA > SHIP > SEAFARER], I should from this time on meet with your good wind of the bondwoman of giants [GIANTESS > THOUGHT], when, chooser of the battlefield [RULER], we [I] have to give you the resting-place of the necklace of heathers [SNAKE > GOLD] which my father long owned.


[4] þinn: þann Bb




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