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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv ErfÓl 9I/3 —  ‘that’

Olmr erumk harmr, sás hilmir
hafði; golli vafðan
jǫfurr kreisti austan
aflfátt meðalkafla.
Gagn fengu því þegnar,
þeir at hôlfu fleiri
— hvǫtuð tælði þat hildar —
— hvôrungi frýk — vôru.

Harmr, sás hilmir hafði, erumk olmr; jǫfurr kreisti meðalkafla, vafðan golli, aflfátt austan. Þegnar fengu gagn því, at þeir vôru hôlfu fleiri; þat tælði hvǫtuð hildar; frýk hvôrungi.

The grief that the ruler had rages at me; that prince clenched the sword-grip, wound about with gold, with scant support from the east. The subjects won victory because they were twice as many; that ensnared the inciter of battle [WARRIOR = Óláfr]; I fault neither side.

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[3] sá: sá er 61, 325VII, Flat, Tóm

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