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Anon Pl 22VII/3 — harða ‘very’

Dýr leit fróns it frána
fleinrjóðr koma at sveini,
— hryggr varð við þat harða
hann — en vargr tók annan;
ok baugfergir bjarga
brátt hvôrungi mátti,
dýr þás dyggva hlýra
drógu braut til skógar.

Fleinrjóðr leit it frána dýr fróns koma at sveini, en vargr tók annan; hann varð harða hryggr við þat; ok baugfergir mátti hvôrungi bjarga brátt, þás dýr drógu dyggva hlýra braut til skógar.

The spear-reddener [WARRIOR] saw the fierce animal of the land approach the boy, and a wolf took the other one; he became very distraught at that; and the ring-destroyer [GENEROUS MAN] could save neither of them quickly [enough], as the beasts dragged the excellent brothers away to the wood.

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[3-4] hann varð harða hryggr við þat ‘he became very distraught at that’: Cf. the verbal echo in the C text of the saga Vid þad vard hann mio᷎g [hrig]gur ‘At that he became very distraught’ (Tucker 1998, 35).

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