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Anon (Sv) 5II/7 — allir ‘all’

Mánadag kvaddi níðingr sína
menn; drífu hart til vápna sennu
— Þúfuskíter þrífisk eigi —
þann morgin til Sverrisborgar.
Ýtar reistu merki at móti
margar stengr, ok bǫrðusk lengi;
Baglar standa í banni allir;
brunnu skip, þás kappar runnu.

Mánadag kvaddi níðingr menn sína; drífu hart til sennu vápna þann morgin til Sverrisborgar; Þúfuskíter þrífisk eigi! Ýtar reistu merki at móti, margar stengr, ok bǫrðusk lengi; allir Baglar standa í banni; skip brunnu, þás kappar runnu.

On Monday, the wretch summoned his men; they gathered quickly to the quarrel of weapons [BATTLE] that morning, to Sverresborg; may Þúfuskíter (‘Hillock-shit’) never thrive! People raised standards against them, many poles, and they fought for a long time; all Baglar are excommunicated; ships burned, when champions fled.

notes

[7] allir ‘all’: The l. lacks internal rhyme, and Kock (NN §2124) emends to eglir which he takes in the sense ‘odious’ in keeping with Goth. agls ‘loathsome’, OE egle ‘hideous, loathsome, painful’. Such an adj. is not attested in ON.

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