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Sturl Hákkv 38II/2 — gauzkum ‘of the Gautish’

Var geðsteinn
gauzkum manni
styrjar stund
í stall drepinn,
áðr ógnstórr
játat hafði
Svía gramr
siklings boði.

Geðsteinn gauzkum manni var drepinn í stall stund styrjar, áðr ógnstórr gramr Svía hafði játat boði siklings.

The mind-stone [HEART] of the Gautish men was struck by fear in that moment of unrest before the awe-inspiring lord of the Swedes [SWEDISH RULER = Birgir] had agreed to the ruler’s offer.

readings

[2] gauzkum manni: gauzkra manna Flat

notes

[2] gauzkum manni ‘of the Gautish men’: Lit. ‘of the Gautish man’ (sg.).

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