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Ótt Knútdr 3I/2 — af ‘by’

Herskjǫld bart ok helduð,
hilmir, ríkr af slíku;
hykkat, þengill, þekkðusk
þik kyrrsetu mikla.
Ætt drap Jóta dróttinn
Játgeirs í fǫr þeiri;
þveit rakt — þrár est heitinn —
þeim, stillis konr, illan.

Bart herskjǫld, hilmir, ok helduð, ríkr af slíku; hykkat, þengill, þik þekkðusk mikla kyrrsetu. Dróttinn Jóta drap ætt Játgeirs í þeiri fǫr; konr stillis, rakt þeim illan þveit; est heitinn þrár.

You carried the war-shield, prince, and prevailed, powerful by such means; I do not think, lord, you cared much for sitting in peace. The lord of the Jótar [DANISH KING = Knútr] struck the kindred of Eadgar [THE ENGLISH] on that expedition; ruler’s son [= Knútr], you dealt them a harsh blow; you are called defiant.

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