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Anon Nkt 29II/3 — bjartan ‘bright’

Bar kappsamr
Knútr inn ríki
bjartan seim
und búendr marga.
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auð, til þess
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Kappsamr Knútr inn ríki bar bjartan seim und marga búendr. Sparði lítt auð við lenda menn, til þess at * vélti jǫfur.

Vigorous Knútr inn ríki (‘the Mighty’) distributed bright gold among many farmers. He hardly withheld wealth from the district chieftains to the end that they should betray the prince.

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