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Ív Sig 43II/1 — telk ‘I declare’

Þat telk illa,        es jǫfurr skyldi
kynstórr koma        í kvalar slíkar.
Tekr Sigurði        síðan engi
maðr rǫskvari        of meðalkafla.

Þat telk illa, es kynstórr jǫfurr skyldi koma í slíkar kvalar. Engi maðr rǫskvari Sigurði tekr síðan of meðalkafla.

I declare it a disaster that a highborn prince should undergo such torments. No man bolder than Sigurðr will ever grasp a sword-hilt.

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