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Bjbp Jóms 21I/2 — eigi ‘nothing’

Hauðr frák Hákun verja
hart, svát eigi skorti;
Eirekr hefr eggjar
ótrauðr verit rjóða.
Ok sǫgðu þar ýtar
Ármóð vera síðan
— sá var greppr við gumna
glaðr — hǫfðingja inn þriðja.

Frák Hákun verja hauðr hart, svát eigi skorti; Eirekr hefr verit ótrauðr rjóða eggjar. Ok ýtar sǫgðu þar síðan Ármóð vera inn þriðja hǫfðingja; sá greppr var glaðr við gumna.

I have heard that Hákon defended the land hard, so that nothing was lacking; Eiríkr was not reluctant to redden sword-edges. And men said that Ármóðr was then the third commander there; that man was cheerful towards [his] men.

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