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Sigv Vestv 2I/7 — Gorms ‘of Gormr’

Útan varðk, áðr Jóta
andspilli fekk’k stillis,
— melld sák hús fyr hauldi —
húsdyrr fyrir spyrjask.
En eyrendi óru
ôttungr í sal knátti
Gorms — berk opt á armi
járnstúkur — vel lúka.

Varðk spyrjask fyrir útan húsdyrr, áðr fekk’k andspilli stillis Jóta; sák melld hús fyr hauldi. En ôttungr Gorms knátti lúka eyrendi óru vel í sal; opt berk járnstúkur á armi.

I had to make enquiries from outside the main door before I got an audience with the ruler of the Jótar [DANISH KING = Knútr]; I saw a locked building in front of the man [me]. But the descendant of Gormr [DANISH KING = Knútr] was able to conclude our [my] errand well in the hall; I often wear iron sleeves on my arm.


[7] Gorms: grams 61, 325V




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