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ÞjóðA Magnfl 3II/8 — son ‘son’

Aur spornuðuð, arnar
ilrjóðr, af Svíþjóðu;
herr fylgði þér, harri,
hraustr í Nóreg austan.
Flýði Sveinn enn síðan
sannráðinn frá láði;
erlendis frák undan
Alfífu son drífa.

Spornuðuð aur, ilrjóðr arnar, af Svíþjóðu; hraustr herr fylgði þér, harri, austan í Nóreg. Enn síðan flýði Sveinn, sannráðinn, frá láði; frák son Alfífu drífa undan erlendis.

You trod the soil, sole-reddener of the eagle [WARRIOR], on the way from Sweden; a valiant army followed you, prince, from the east into Norway. Later again Sveinn fled, truly betrayed, from the land; I learned that Ælfgifu’s son [= Sveinn] dashed away abroad.

readings

[8] son: ‘[...]’ 39

notes

[8] son Alfífu ‘Ælfgifu’s son’: Sveinn was the son of Knútr inn ríki and his Engl. concubine Ælfgifu (Álfífa). See, e.g. Knýtl ch. 16 (ÍF 35, 121 and n.); also Anon Nkt 32.

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