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Hskv Útdr 11II/2 — af ‘by means of’

Borg heiðna tókt, bræðir
benja tíkr, af ríki
— háðisk hver við prýði
hildr — en gaft af mildi.

Bræðir tíkr benja, tókt heiðna borg af ríki en gaft af mildi; hver hildr háðisk við prýði.

Feeder of the bitch of wounds [SHE-WOLF > WARRIOR], you captured the heathen city by means of force and gave [it] away with generosity; every battle was fought with honour.

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[2] af: við F

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