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Ív Sig 2II/1 — jarli ‘jarl’

Vas með jarli        afkárlyndum
vargs verðgjafi        vestr í eyjum,
unz siklingar        sóknar hvattir
Fóstra…        …rufu.

Verðgjafi vargs vas með afkárlyndum jarli vestr í eyjum, unz siklingar, hvattir sóknar, …rufu Fóstra.

The wolf’s meal-giver [WARRIOR] stayed with the obstinate-minded jarl west in the isles, until the chieftains, urged to fighting, …Fóstri (‘the Fosterer’).


[1] með afkárlyndum jarli ‘with the obstinate-minded jarl’: According to Orkn (ÍF 34, 115) Haraldr Hákonarson had first met Sigurðr in Sutherland, Scotland.



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