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Þloft Glækv 2I/8 — ráða ‘rule’

Nú hefr sér
til sess hagat
þjóðkonungr
í Þrándheimi.
Þar vill æ
ævi sína
bauga brjótr
byggðum ráða.

Nú hefr þjóðkonungr hagat sér til sess í Þrándheimi. Þar vill brjótr bauga ráða byggðum æ ævi sína.

Now the great king [= Sveinn] has arranged himself on the throne in Trøndelag. There the breaker of rings [GENEROUS MAN] will rule the settlements always throughout his life.

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