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Stœrir lét at Stauri
stafnviggs hǫfuð liggja
— gramr vélti svá — gumna.
Gunnblíðr ok ræðr síðan.
Sleit at sverða móti
svǫrð víkinga hǫrðu
unda már fyr eyri.
Jarl goðvǫrðu hjarli.

Stœrir gumna lét hǫfuð stafnviggs liggja at Stauri; gramr vélti svá. Gunnblíðr ok ræðr síðan … Már unda sleit svǫrð víkinga at hǫrðu móti sverða fyr eyri. Jarl goðvǫrðu hjarli …

The strengthener of men [RULER] let the head of the prow-horse [SHIP] lie off Staurr; the ruler arranged it in this way. Rejoicing in battle and rules since then … The gull of wounds [RAVEN/EAGLE] ripped the scalp of the vikings in the hard meeting of swords [BATTLE] off the sand-spit. Jarl god-defended land …

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