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Sturl Hákkv 38II/3 — styrjar ‘of unrest’

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.


[3] styrjar: var styrjar Flat



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