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ÞjóðA Lv 5II/4 — jǫtni ‘giant’

Varp ór þrætu þorpi
Þórr smiðbelgja stórra
hvapteldingum hǫldnum
hafra kjǫts at jǫtni.
Hljóðgreipum tók húða
hrøkkviskafls af afli
glaðr við galdra smiðju
Geirrøðr síu þeiri.

Þórr stórra smiðbelgja varp hvapteldingum ór þorpi þrætu at hǫldnum jǫtni kjǫts hafra. Glaðr Geirrøðr hrøkkviskafls húða tók hljóðgreipum við þeiri síu smiðju galdra af afli.

The Þórr <god> of huge forge-bellows [SMITH] flung jaw-lightnings [INSULTS] from his quarrel hamlet [MOUTH] at the proud giant of goats’ flesh [TANNER]. The cheerful Geirrøðr <giant> of the curving scraper of hides [TANNER] took in with his sound-grabbers [EARS] that molten substance of the smithy of spells [MOUTH > INSULTS], powerfully.

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