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Gísl Magnkv 5II/4 — herǫðherǫð

Hyrr sveimaði;        hallir þurru;
gekk hár logi        of herǫð þeira.
Séa knátti þar,        es salir fellu,
landrôð konungs,        of liði Þóris.

Hyrr sveimaði; hallir þurru; hár logi gekk of herǫð þeira. Þar knátti séa landrôð konungs, es salir fellu of liði Þóris.

Fire surged; halls collapsed; the high flame swept across their herǫð. There one could see the king’s government as dwellings fell around Þórir’s troop.

readings

[4] herǫð: hús Hr

notes

[4] of herǫð þeira ‘across their herǫð’: Of hús þeira ‘across their houses’ (so F) is also possible, but appears to be a lectio facilior.

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