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Edáð Banddr 8I/8 — Jarl ‘Jarl’

Ôttuð hjaldr, þars hauldar,
hlunnviggs, í bý runnu,
gæti-Njǫrðr, við Gauta.
Gunnblíðr ok ræðr síðan.
Herskildi fór hildar
— hann þverrði frið mǫnnum —
ôss of allar sýslur.
Jarl goðvǫrðu hjarli

Ôttuð hjaldr við Gauta, gæti-Njǫrðr hlunnviggs, þars hauldar runnu í bý. Gunnblíðr ok ræðr síðan … Ôss hildar fór herskildi of allar sýslur; hann þverrði frið mǫnnum. Jarl goðvǫrðu hjarli …

You had a battle against the Gautar, protecting-Njǫrðr <god> of the roller-horse [SHIP > SEAFARER], where freeholders ran into the town. Rejoicing in battle and rules since then … The god of battle [WARRIOR = Eiríkr] went with the war-shield across all districts; he diminished the peace for men. Jarl god-defended land …


[8] Jarl goðvǫrðu hjarli: so F, abbrev. as ‘jarl gu⸜o⸝ð v. h.’ , abbrev. as ‘.j. g. h.’ J1ˣ, J2ˣ



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