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Glúmr Gráf 14I/4 — sótti ‘launched’

Kunni tolf, sás, tanna,
tíðum, Hallinskíða
ógnarstafr, of jǫfra,
íþróttir, framm sótti.

Ógnarstafr tanna Hallinskíða, sás tíðum sótti framm of jǫfra, kunni tolf íþróttir.

The terror-stave of the teeth of Hallinskíði <= Heimdallr> [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN], who often launched attacks on princes, had twelve skills.

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[3, 4] sótti framm of jǫfra ‘launched attacks on princes’: Sveinbjörn Egilsson (Fms 12) allows sótti framm to stand alone, meaning ‘launched attacks’, and prints of-jöfra, which he takes with íþróttir, translating the phrase as konunglegar íþróttir ‘kingly skills’.

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