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Eyv Hák 16I/4 — Jarla ‘of jarls’

‘Einherja grið         skalt þú allra hafa;
        þigg þú at Ôsum ǫl.
Jarla bági,         þú átt inni hér
        átta brœðr,’ kvað Bragi.

‘Þú skalt hafa grið allra einherja; þigg þú ǫl at Ôsum. Bági jarla, þú átt hér inni átta brœðr,’ kvað Bragi.

‘You shall have quarter from all the einherjar; take ale among the Æsir. Adversary of jarls [RULER = Hákon], you have eight brothers in this place,’ said Bragi.

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