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Eskál Vell 1I/2 — dreyra ‘the blood’

Hugstóran biðk heyra
— heyr, jarl, Kvasis dreyra
foldar vǫrð á fyrða
fjarðleggjar brim dreggjar.

Biðk hugstóran vǫrð foldar heyra á brim dreggjar fyrða fjarðleggjar; heyr, jarl, dreyra Kvasis.

I bid the high-minded guardian of the land [RULER = Hákon jarl] listen to the surf of the dregs of the men of the fjord-bone [ROCK > DWARFS > POEM]; hear, jarl, the blood of Kvasir <mythical being> [POEM].

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