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Útsteinskviða — Eystk ÚtkvVIII (Hálf)

Eysteinn konungr

Eysteinn konungr, Útsteinskviða — Hubert Seelow

Not published: do not cite (Eystk ÚtkvVIII (Hálf))

 

Sjálft mun letja         slíks at freista;
Hálfs eru rekkar         hverjum meiri.
Þik veit ek manna         miklu fremstan,
einn snjallastan,         er þú átta vátt.
 
‘It is self-evidently futile to try such a thing; Hálfr’s champions are superior to everyone. I know you [to be] by far the foremost of men, one of the most valiant, because you slew eight men.
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