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Sigv Vestv 6I/2 — hygg ‘consider’

Heim erum hingat komnir
hygg at, jǫfurr skatna —
— menn nemi môl, sem innik,
mín — stallarar þínir.
Seg, hvar sess hafið hugðan
seims, þjóðkonungr, beimum
(allr es þekkr) með þollum
(þinn skáli mér innan).

Erum komnir heim hingat, stallarar þínir; hygg at, jǫfurr skatna; menn nemi môl mín, sem innik. Seg, þjóðkonungr, hvar hafið hugðan beimum sess með þollum seims; allr skáli þinn es mér þekkr innan.

We have come home here, your marshals; consider [that], prince of men [Óláfr]; let people take note of my words as I utter them. Say, mighty king, where you have decided on a seat for men [us] among the firs of gold [MEN]; all the inside of your hall is agreeable to me.

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[2] hygg (‘hygg þu’): hugða Holm2

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