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Sigv ErfÓl 14I/4 — drótt ‘the troop’

Rauð í rekka blóði
rǫnd með gumna hǫndum
dreyrugt sverð, þars dýran
drótt þjóðkonung sótti.
Auk at ísarnleiki
Innþrœndum lét finnask
rœkinn gramr í reikar
rauðbrúnan hjǫr túnum.

Dreyrugt sverð rauð rǫnd með hǫndum gumna í blóði rekka, þars drótt sótti dýran þjóðkonung. Auk rœkinn gramr lét rauðbrúnan hjǫr finnask í túnum reikar Innþrœndum at ísarnleiki.

Gory sword reddened shield, along with the hands of men, in the blood of warriors, where the troop attacked the glorious mighty king. And the capable prince caused the red-brown sword to be found in the homefields of the hair-parting [HEAD] of Innþrœndir in the iron-play [BATTLE].



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