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ÞjóðA Sex 32II/1 — hirðar ‘of the retinue’

Hár skyli hirðar stjóri
hugreifr sonum leifa
arf ok óðaltorfu
— ósk mín es þat — sína.

Hár, hugreifr stjóri hirðar skyli leifa sonum arf ok óðaltorfu sína; þat es ósk mín.

The tall, mind-cheerful commander of the retinue [RULER] shall leave his sons his legacy and hereditary turf; that is my wish.

readings

[1] hirðar: so , W, U, hildar R

notes

[1] hirðar ‘of the retinue’: Hildar ‘of battle’, the probable reading of R, would make sense, but only hirðar matches the context.

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