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Ótt Hfl 18I/8 — orð ‘the word’

Braut hafið, bǫðvar þreytir,
branda rjóðr, ór landi
— meir fannsk þinn an þeira
þrekr — dǫglinga rekna.
Stǫkk, sem þjóð of þekkir,
þér hverr konungr ferri;
heptuð ér en eptir
orðreyr, þess’s sat norðast.

Þreytir bǫðvar, rjóðr branda, hafið rekna dǫglinga braut ór landi; þrekr þinn fannsk meir an þeira. Hverr konungr stǫkk ferri þér, sem þjóð of þekkir; en eptir heptuð ér orðreyr, þess’s sat norðast.

Wager of battle [WARRIOR], reddener of swords [WARRIOR], you have driven the rulers away from the land; your courage was more in evidence than theirs. Each king fled far from you, as the people know; afterwards you restrained the word-reed [TONGUE] of the one who dwelt furthest north.

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[8] orðreyr: orðsreyr Bb, om. J, orðreyrs 75a

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