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ÓTr Lv 2I/7 — af ‘from’

Gestr skal einu         í gǫgn taka,
meðan Hvítinga         hvílask lôtum.
... þenna         þegn Goðmundar
af samnafna         sínum drekki.

Gestr skal taka í gǫgn einu, meðan lôtum Hvítinga hvílask. ... þenna þegn Goðmundar drekki af samnafna sínum.

The guest shall take hold of one [horn], while we let the Hvítingar rest. ... this retainer of Guðmundr that he drink from his namesake.

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[7] af samnafna ‘from his namesake’: The horn Grímr: see the Flat version of the stanza above, and the prose Context, where two of the strangers are also called Grímr.

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