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Glúmr Gráf 1I/4 — af

Hlýði! Hapta beiðis
hefk mildinga gildi;
því biðjum vér þagnar,
þegna tjón at fregnum.

Hlýði! Hefk gildi beiðis hapta mildinga; því biðjum vér þagnar, at fregnum tjón þegna.

Listen! I begin the banquet of the ruler of the gods [= Óðinn > POETRY] of princes; we [I] ask for silence because we [I] have heard of the loss of the man.

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