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Anon Nkt 46II/7 — skamma ‘for a short’

Varð Óláfr
ungr inn góði
lofsæll fyrstr
líf at missa.
Môttu þess
Magnúss sonar
skamma stund
skatnar njóta.

Lofsæll, ungr Óláfr inn góði varð fyrstr at missa líf. Skatnar môttu njóta þess sonar Magnúss skamma stund.

The glorious, young Óláfr inn góði (‘the Good’) was the first to lose his life. People were able to enjoy that son of Magnús [= Óláfr] for a short time.



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