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[3, 4] sáttir hafa opt rofizk fyr jǫfri ‘peace has [lit. treatises have] often been slashed at the hands of the ruler’: This is assumed here to refer to Haraldr’s propensity for warfare. If sáttir referred to particular truces or treaties, the statement would present Haraldr unflatteringly as a breaker of them, but Finnur Jónsson may be correct in claiming (in Hkr 1893-1901, IV) that sáttir need only mean ‘peace’ in a general sense.
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