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Eyv Hák 5I/8 — jǫtna

Svá beit þá sverð         ór siklings hendi
váðir Váfaðar,         sem í vatn brygði.
Brǫkuðu broddar,         brotnuðu skildir,
glumruðu gylfringar         í gotna hausum.

Svá beit þá sverð ór hendi siklings váðir Váfaðar, sem brygði í vatn. Broddar brǫkuðu, skildir brotnuðu, gylfringar glumruðu í hausum gotna.

Then the sword in the sovereign’s hand bit the garments of Váfuðr <= Óðinn> [ARMOUR], as if it were cutting through water. Points clanged, shields burst, swords clattered in men’s skulls.

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