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Sturl Hryn 20II/8 — þína ‘your’

Norðr líkar þér alt at auka
yðvart vald um heiminn kalda,
— gegnir munu því fyrðar fagna —
fjörnis álfr, und leiðarstjörnu.
Þengill hefr þar annarr engi,
allvaldr, en þú ríki haldit;
lengra reiða þjóðir þangat
þína dýrð, en röðull skíni.

Þér líkar at auka vald yðvart, álfr fjörnis, um heiminn kalda, alt norðr und leiðarstjörnu; gegnir fyrðar munu fagna því. Engi annarr þengill en þú, allvaldr, hefr haldit ríki þar; þjóðir reiða dýrð þína þangat lengra, en röðull skíni.

It pleases you to increase your power, elf of the helmet [WARRIOR], around the cold world, all the way north under the North Star; reliable men will welcome that. No other prince but you, mighty ruler, has held power there; people will spread your glory in that direction further than the sun shines.

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