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ESk Geisl 30VII/1 — gaf ‘gave’

Rauns, at sigr gaf sínum
snjallr lausnara spjalli
— hrósak verkum vísa
vígdjarfs — frǫmum arfa.
Greitt má gumnum létta
guðs ríðari * stríðum
rǫskr þiggr allt, þats œskir,
Óláfr af gram sólar.

Rauns, at snjallr spjalli lausnara gaf frǫmum arfa sínum sigr; hrósak verkum vígdjarfs vísa. Guðs ríðari má greitt létta stríðum gumnum; rǫskr Óláfr þiggr allt, þats œskir, af gram sólar.

It is a fact that the brave confidant of the Saviour [= Óláfr] gave his distinguished heir victory; I praise the deeds of the battle-bold prince. God’s knight [SAINT = Óláfr] can easily alleviate the afflictions of men; brave Óláfr gets all he desires from the king of the sun [= God].



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