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HSt Rst 14I/6 — fíkinn ‘eager’

Morðlinns mǫrgu sinni
móðþrútinn bjó úti
— húfr svall; hrannir fellu —
hvessimeiðr á skeiðum.
Gyllt hlýr — gnǫpðu skoltar —
gunnfíkinn lét blíkja
herrunnr hǫfnum fjarri.
Hollr ok fremstr at ǫllu.

Móðþrútinn hvessimeiðr morðlinns bjó mǫrgu sinni úti á skeiðum; húfr svall; hrannir fellu. Gunnfíkinn herrunnr lét gyllt hlýr blíkja fjarri hǫfnum; skoltar gnǫpðu. Hollr ok fremstr at ǫllu …

The courage-swollen whetting pole of the battle-snake [SWORD > WARRIOR] many a time stayed out at sea on his warships; the hull swelled; the waves crashed. The battle-eager army-tree [WARRIOR] let the gilded bow gleam far from harbours; foreheads bent forward. Faithful and foremost in all things …

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[6] ‑fíkinn: so 61, 53, Flat, ‘‑filínn’ Bb(111vb), 54, Bb(91vb)

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