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Þjóð Har 2I/3 — af ‘from’

Nam minnigr         marga speki
af gǫmlum mǫnnum,         sás goll miðlaði.
Vas ástúðigr         ǫllu folki
Upplanda gramr         af ǫrleik sínum.

Minnigr, sás miðlaði goll, nam marga speki af gǫmlum mǫnnum. Gramr Upplanda vas ástúðigr ǫllu folki af ǫrleik sínum.

The one with a good memory who shared out gold acquired much wisdom from old men. The ruler of Opplandene [NORWEGIAN KING = Haraldr] was beloved of all the people for his munificence.



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