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Sturl Hryn 1II/1 — Frægjan ‘renowned one’

Frægjan réð þik Vilhjálmr vígja,
varrbáls hötuðr, kardináli;
engi valdiz jafngóðr hingat
aldar gramr af páfa valdi.
Kórónu lét kristni stýrir,
kynprýddr jöfurr, yðr of skrýdda;
ramri grund hafið, ríkisvandar
reiðivaldr, með frægðum haldit.

Vilhjálmr kardináli réð vígja þik, frægjan, hötuðr varrbáls; engi jafngóðr valdiz hingat af valdi páfa, gramr aldar. Stýrir kristni lét yðr, kynprýddr jöfurr, of skrýdda kórónu; reiðivaldr ríkisvandar, hafið haldit ramri grund með frægðum.

Cardinal William consecrated you, renowned one, hater of the sea-flame [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN]; none as good was sent here by the Pope’s power, ruler of men [KING]. The leader of Christianity [CARDINAL] had you, high-born prince, adorned with a crown; swinger of the royal sceptre [KING], you have held the mighty land with renown.

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[1] Frægjan: Frægan 81a

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