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Arn Þorfdr 12II/3 — dýrð ‘the worth’

Harri fekk í hverri
Hjaltlands þrumu branda
— greppr vill grams dýrð yppa —
gagn, sás hæstr vas bragna.

Harri Hjaltlands, sás vas hæstr bragna, fekk gagn í hverri þrumu branda; greppr vill yppa dýrð grams.

The lord of Shetland [= Þorfinnr], he who was highest of heroes, won victory in every thunderclap of swords [BATTLE]; the poet wishes to extol the worth of the ruler.



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