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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 39II/16 — bróður ‘brother’

Þá gat son
Sigurðr ok Ásta,
þanns Haralds
heiti átti.
Sá réð einn
allvitr konungr
víðri fold*
vetr tuttugu,
áðr herfǫr
hilmir gerði
til Englands
með ofstopa.
Felldu vestr
í vápnþrumu
enskir menn
Óláfs bróður.

Þá gat Sigurðr ok Ásta son, þanns átti heiti Haralds. Sá allvitr konungr réð einn víðri fold* tuttugu vetr, áðr hilmir gerði herfǫr til Englands með ofstopa. Enskir menn felldu bróður Óláfs vestr í vápnþrumu.

Then Sigurðr and Ásta begot a son who bore Haraldr’s name. That very wise king ruled the wide land alone for twenty years, before the lord made a war-expedition to England with insolence. English men killed Óláfr’s brother [= Haraldr] in the west in weapon-thunder [BATTLE].



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