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Þhorn Harkv 9I/5 — stóðu

‘Freistuðu ins framráða,         es þeim flýja kenndi,
allvalds austmanna,         es býr at Útsteini.
Stóðum Nǫkkva brá stillir,         es honum vas styrjar væni;
hlǫmmun vas á hlífum,         áðr Haklangr felli.

‘Freistuðu ins framráða allvalds austmanna, es kenndi þeim flýja, es býr at Útsteini. Stillir brá stóðum Nǫkkva, es honum vas væni styrjar; hlǫmmun vas á hlífum, áðr Haklangr felli.

‘They tested the forward-striving mighty ruler of the Norwegians [NORWEGIAN KING = Haraldr], who taught them to flee, who resides at Utstein. The ruler set in motion the stud-horses of Nǫkkvi <sea-king> [SHIPS] when he expected combat; there was thundering on shields before Haklangr fell.

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