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Eskál Vell 4I/3 — byrgis ‘of the fence’

Ullar gengr of alla
asksǫgn, þess’s hvǫt magnar,
byrgis bǫðvar sorgar,
bergs grynnilô dverga.

Grynnilô bergs dverga gengr of alla asksǫgn Ullar sorgar byrgis bǫðvar, þess’s magnar hvǫt.

The shoal-wave of the rock of dwarfs [POEM] passes over the entire ship’s crew of the Ullr <god> of the sorrow of the fence of battle [SHIELD > SWORD > WARRIOR = Hákon], who increases boldness.


[3] byrgis: birkis , U




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