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Sigv Lv 14I/2 — sóttu ‘sought’

Kaup varð daprt, þars djúpan,
dróttinrækt, of sóttu,
þeir es, heim, á himnum,
hás elds, svikum belldu.

Dróttinrækt kaup varð daprt á himnum, þars of sóttu djúpan heim hás elds, þeir es belldu svikum.

The lord-rejecting bargain was dismal in the heavens, when they sought the deep world of towering flame [HELL], those who committed treason.

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[2] sóttu: sóttum 61, 75c, Bb, Flat, sóttan 325V

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