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Anon Nkt 71II/5 — Vissi ‘had’

Þótti ǫrr
ok ósvikall
faðir hans
flestum mǫnnum.
Vissi Loptr
und logi skýja
óvin sinn
engan fœddan.

Faðir hans þótti flestum mǫnnum ǫrr ok ósvikall. Loptr vissi engan óvin sinn fœddan und logi skýja.

His father seemed liberal and honest to most men. Loptr had no enemy born beneath the flame of the clouds [SUN].

notes

[5, 7] vissi engan óvin sinn ‘had no enemy’: Lit. ‘knew no enemy of his’.

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