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Tindr Hákdr 5I/1 — jarl ‘The jarl’

Fór*at jarl — en ára
*endr hermǫrum kenndi
Gǫndlar dóm* — at glaumi
geirs tírarfǫr meiri,
unz þás hrauð, en Hrauðnis,
hjaldrs, ræsik þat gjǫldum,
†nunnar fús á mæti†
meiðr víkinga skeiðar.

Jarl fór*at meiri tírarfǫr at glaumi geirs — en kenndi *endr hermǫrum ára dóm* Gǫndlar —, unz þás meiðr hjaldrs hrauð skeiðar víkinga †nunnar fús á mæti†, en ræsik þat gjǫldum Hrauðnis.

The jarl did not make a greater expedition of glory in the revelry of the spear [BATTLE] — and he again taught the war-horses of oars [SHIPS] the judgement of Gǫndul <valkyrie> [BATTLE] — until the time when the tree of battle [WARRIOR = Hákon] cleared the warships of the vikings … , and I declare that in the recompenses of Hrauðnir <giant> [POETRY].



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