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Sigv Nesv 13I/4 — orð ‘word’

Né hœfilig, hreifa,
hykk dróttinssvik þóttu,
elds, þeims allvel heldu
orð sín, viðir, forðum.

Né hykk, viðir elds hreifa, dróttinssvik þóttu hœfilig, þeims heldu orð sín allvel forðum.

I do not think, trees of the fire of the hand [GOLD > MEN], betrayal of one’s lord seemed becoming to those who kept their word very well in the past.

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