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Anon Nkt 27II/4 — jarli ‘jarl’

Bauð Óláfr
austr fyr Nesjum
snarpa sókn
Sveini jarli.
Varð liðfár
lǫnd at flýja
sigri sviptr
sonr Hôkonar.

Óláfr bauð Sveini jarli snarpa sókn austr fyr Nesjum. Liðfár sonr Hôkonar varð at flýja lǫnd, sviptr sigri.

Óláfr offered Sveinn jarl a fierce fight east off Nesjar. The poorly supported son of Hákon [= Sveinn] was forced to flee the lands, deprived of victory.

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