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Arn Hardr 17II/4 — svá ‘thus’

Bœnir hefk fyr beini
bragna falls við snjallan
Girkja vǫrð ok Garða;
gjǫf launak svá jǫfri.

Hefk bœnir fyr beini falls bragna við snjallan vǫrð Girkja ok Garða; svá launak jǫfri gjǫf.

I raise up prayers for the dealer of warriors’ deaths [WARRIOR] to the wise guardian of the Greeks and of Russia (Garðar) [= God]; thus I repay the prince for his gift.


[4] svá: ‘s[...]’ W


[4] svá launak jǫfri gjǫf ‘thus I repay the prince for his gift’: According to tradition, it was after receiving the gift of a gold-chased spear that Arnórr promised Haraldr that he would compose an erfidrápa ‘memorial drápa’ for him if he outlived him (e.g. Mork 1928-32, 118).



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