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ESk Harsonkv 2II/3 — springr ‘bursts’

Verja hauðr með hjǫrvi
hart dǫglingar bjartir
— hjalmr springr opt fyr olmri
egghríð — framir seggir.

Bjartir dǫglingar, framir seggir, verja hauðr hart með hjǫrvi; hjalmr springr opt fyr olmri egghríð.

The cheerful princes, the outstanding men, protect the land vigorously with the sword; the helmet often bursts because of the fierce blade-storm [BATTLE].

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