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Þhorn Harkv 11I/8 — hugðu ‘concentrated’

‘Á baki létu blíkja         — barðir vôru grjóti —
Sváfnis salnæfrar         seggir hyggjandi.
Œstusk austkylfur         ok of Jaðar hljópu
heim ór Hafrsfirði         ok hugðu á mjǫðdrykkju.

‘Hyggjandi seggir létu Sváfnis salnæfrar blíkja á baki; vôru barðir grjóti. Austkylfur œstusk ok hljópu of Jaðar, heim ór Hafrsfirði, ok hugðu á mjǫðdrykkju.

‘Sensible men made shingles of the hall of Sváfnir <= Óðinn> [(lit. ‘hall-shingles of Sváfnir’) = Valhǫll > SHIELDS] gleam on their backs [in flight]; they were pelted with stones. The east-cudgels were stirred up and ran across Jæren, homewards from Hafrsfjorden, and concentrated on mead-drinking.



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