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ESk Run 6II/6 — hruðusk ‘were cleared’

Beit buðlungs hjǫrr
— blóð fell á dǫrr —
— hirð fylgðisk holl —
við Hjartarpoll.
Hugin gladdi heit
hruðusk Engla beit —
— óx vitnis vín —
valbasta Rín.

Hjǫrr buðlungs beit við Hjartarpoll; blóð fell á dǫrr; holl hirð fylgðisk. Heit Rín valbasta gladdi Hugin; beit Engla hruðusk; vín vitnis óx.

The lord’s sword bit at Hartlepool; blood fell on spears; the faithful retinue persevered. The hot Rhine <river> of sword-hilts [BLOOD] gladdened Huginn <raven>; the ships of the English were cleared; the wolf’s wine [BLOOD] increased.

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[6] hruðusk: við J2ˣ, Hr

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