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Anon Nkt 8II/1 — Réð ‘ruled’

Réð þría vetr
Þundar beðju
siklingr snarr
ok sjautøgu,
áðr * lofðung
lífi at ræna
ǫðlings kom
einkadóttir.

Snarr siklingr réð beðju Þundar þría vetr ok sjautøgu, áðr * einkadóttir ǫðlings kom at ræna lofðung lífi.

The brave lord ruled the bedmate of Þundr <= Óðinn> [= Jǫrð (jǫrð ‘earth’)] for three and seventy years, before the only daughter of the chieftain [Loptr] <= Loki> [= Hel (hel ‘death’)] came to rob the ruler of his life.

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