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HSt Rst 6I/6 — ryðja ‘to clear’

Ugglaust Íra byggðir
ókvíðinn lét síðan
él-Freyr Ullar kjóla
endr fíkula brenndar.
Skotland skǫrpum brandi
skjald†fryðr† of nam ryðja;
oddr beit — ulfar sǫddusk —
ódeigr Skota feiga.

Síðan lét ókvíðinn Ullar kjóla él-Freyr endr ugglaust byggðir Íra fíkula brenndar. Skjald†fryðr† of nam ryðja Skotland skǫrpum brandi; ódeigr oddr beit feiga Skota; ulfar sǫddusk.

Then the unworried Freyr <god> of the storm of the ships of Ullr <god> [(lit. ‘storm-Freyr of the ships of Ullr’) SHIELDS > BATTLE > WARRIOR] once fearlessly caused the settlements of the Irish to be powerfully burned down. The shield-... [WARRIOR?] proceeded to clear Scotland with a sharp sword; the unblunt point bit fated Scots; the wolves had their fill.

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[6] ryðja: rjóða Flat

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