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Sturl Hákfl 6II/5 — réð ‘decided’

Flokkr tók enn, sá er ekki,
ógnmildr, friðaz vildi,
ept dólgstríði dauðan
dáðfinginn höfðingja.
Knútr réð bág at brjóta
böðhraustr við gram traustan
geystr, þvít Gautar fýstu
geðbráðir landráða.

Ógnmildr flokkr, sá er ekki vildi friðaz, tók enn dáðfinginn höfðingja ept dauðan dólgstríði. Böðhraustr Knútr réð geystr at brjóta bág við traustan gram, þvít geðbráðir Gautar fýstu landráða.

The terror-generous troop, which would not be pacified, again appointed a deed-ready chieftain to succeed the dead enemy-combatant [WARRIOR = Sigurðr]. Battle-brave Knútr decided, vehement, to oppose the reliable ruler because the impetuous Gautar urged treason.

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