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Bjbp Jóms 26I/4 — hring ‘of mail’

Klauf með Yggjar eldi
ólmr Goll-Búi hjálma;
niðr lét hann í herðar
hringserkja bǫl ganga.
Hart nam hǫgg at stœra
Hávarðr liði fyrða;
við hefr illr at eiga
Áslákr verit fíkjum.

Ólmr Goll-Búi klauf hjálma með eldi Yggjar; hann lét bǫl hringserkja ganga niðr í herðar. Hávarðr nam at stœra liði fyrða hǫgg hart; Áslákr hefr verit fíkjum illr at eiga við.

Furious Gull-Búi (‘Gold-Búi’) split helmets with the fire of Yggr <= Óðinn> [SWORD]; he let the bale of mail-shirts [SWORD] drive down into shoulders. Hávarðr intensified [his] blows strongly upon the troop of men; Áslákr was extremely bad to deal with.


[4] hring‑: hrann 53, hrím‑ 54, Bb




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