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Bjbp Jóms 28I/3 — breiðra ‘of broad’

Þar frák vápnum verjask
— Vagn felldi lið — þegna;
hann klauf breiðra brúna
borg hundruðum mǫrgum.
Grimmr var snarpra sverða
sǫngr; burgusk vel drengir;
vann arfþegi Áka
ǫs; fell blóð á kesjur.

Þar frák þegna verjask vápnum; Vagn felldi lið; hann klauf borg breiðra brúna mǫrgum hundruðum. Sǫngr snarpra sverða var grimmr; drengir burgusk vel; arfþegi Áka vann ǫs; blóð fell á kesjur.

There I have heard retainers defended themselves with weapons; Vagn felled the troop; he split the fortress of broad brows [HEAD] on many hundreds. The song of sharp swords [BATTLE] was grim; warriors defended themselves well; the heir of Áki [= Vagn] made tumult; blood fell onto halberds.

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