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Sturl Hákkv 14II/4 — fyrri ‘ahead’

Gekk allvaldr
und ýg*shjálmi
merkjum fyrri,
en gullsett
gnæfa knáttu
vísa vé
of valafólki.

Meginmildr allvaldr gekk und ýg*shjálmi fyrri merkjum, en gullsett vé vísa knáttu gnæfa of valafólki.

The tremendously generous mighty ruler advanced under the helmet of terror ahead of the standards, and the gold-embroidered banners of the leader towered above the select troop.


[4] fyrri: fyrir 81a



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