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Ív Sig 38II/3 — bjartr ‘the bright’

Stunðu seggir;        stôl roðnuðu;
skaut bjartr konungr        bôðum hǫndum.
Hǫrð spjót bitu;        benjar svíddu;
herskip hruðusk        hvárratveggju.

Seggir stunðu; stôl roðnuðu; bjartr konungr skaut bôðum hǫndum. Hǫrð spjót bitu; benjar svíddu; herskip hruðusk hvárratveggju.

Men moaned; weapons were reddened; the bright king shot with both hands. Hard spears bit; wounds smarted; warships were cleared on both sides.

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