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Þorf Lv 1I/6 — hringi ‘of the ring’

Geisli stendr til grundar
Gunnar jarðar munna;
ofan fellr blóð á báðar
benskeiðr, en gramr reiðisk.
Hristisk hjǫrr í brjósti
hringi grœnna lyngva,
en folkþorinn fylkir
ferr við steik at leika.

Geisli jarðar Gunnar stendr til grundar munna; blóð fellr ofan á báðar benskeiðr, en gramr reiðisk. Hjǫrr hristisk í brjósti hringi grœnna lyngva, en folkþorinn fylkir ferr at leika við steik.

The sunbeam of the land of Gunnr <valkyrie> [SHIELD > SWORD] stabs into the ground of jaws [HEAD]; blood flows down onto both wound-ships [SWORDS], and the prince grows angry. The sword quivers in the breast of the ring of green heathers [SERPENT], and the battle-daring leader proceeds to amuse himself with roasting.

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[5, 6, 7] hjǫrr í brjósti hringi grœnna lyngva en: ‘[...]’ NRA52

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