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Mark Eirdr 24II/7 — ǫðlingr ‘the noble leader’

Blíðan gœddi bjǫrtum auði
Bjarnar hlýra Frakklands stýrir;
stórar lét sér randgarðs rýrir
ríks keisara gjafir líka.
Hônum lét til hervígs búna
harra spjalli láðmenn snjalla
alla leið, áðr ǫðlingr næði
Jóta grundar Césars fundi.

Stýrir Frakklands gœddi blíðan hlýra Bjarnar bjǫrtum auði; rýrir randgarðs lét sér líka stórar gjafir ríks keisara. Spjalli harra lét hônum snjalla láðmenn, búna til hervígs, alla leið, áðr ǫðlingr grundar Jóta næði fundi Césars.

The ruler of France [= Philip I] endowed the pleasant brother of Bjǫrn [= Eiríkr] with bright wealth; the diminisher of the shield-wall [WARRIOR] found himself pleased with the great gifts of the powerful emperor [= Henry IV]. The companion of lords [RULER = Henry IV] gave him brave guides, ready for battle, all the way, before the noble leader of the land of the Jótar [= Denmark > = Eiríkr] was able to meet Caesar.




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