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Anon Nkt 32II/1 — réð ‘ruled’

Þá réð Sveinn
sonr Alfífu
snáka stríð
sex fyr landi,
áðr * Knúts sonr
af konungdómi
vinalauss
varð at flýja.

Þá réð Sveinn, sonr Alfífu, fyr landi sex stríð snáka, áðr * sonr Knúts varð at flýja vinalauss af konungdómi.

Then Sveinn, the son of Ælfgifu, ruled the country for six distresses of snakes [WINTERS], before Knútr’s son [= Sveinn] had to flee friendless from the kingdom.

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