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Anon Nkt 13II/2 — gunni ‘a battle’

Háði gramr
gunni á Fitjum
við Eireks
Varð í hǫnd
hilmir skotinn,
þás folkmeiðr
flótta knúði.

Gramr háði gunni á Fitjum við erfivǫrðu Eireks. Hilmir varð skotinn í hǫnd, þás folkmeiðr knúði flótta.

The lord fought a battle at Fitjar against Eiríkr’s heirs. The ruler was shot in the arm when the battle-tree [WARRIOR] chased those who fled.



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