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ÞjóðA Magn 2II/4 — kvômu ‘coming’

Misst hafa Sveins at sýnu,
sverð-Gautr, fǫrunautar
(hǫrð es heldr of orðin)
heimkvômu (fǫr beima).
Hrœrir hausa þeira
hreggi œst ok leggi
— sær þýtr auðs of ôrum —
unnr á sanda grunni.

Fǫrunautar Sveins hafa at sýnu misst heimkvômu, sverð-Gautr; fǫr beima es of orðin heldr hǫrð. Unnr, œst hreggi, hrœrir hausa þeira ok leggi á grunni sanda; sær þýtr of ôrum auðs.

Sveinn’s comrades have clearly lost out on their home-coming, sword-Gautr <= Óðinn> [WARRIOR]; the men’s expedition has turned out rather harsh. The wave, stirred up by the storm, tosses their skulls and limbs on the floor of the sands; the sea roars over the envoys of wealth [GENEROUS MEN].

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[4] ‑kvômu: ‑kváma 39, F, ‘kva[…]’ H

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