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yrkja yrki, v

1. to work, esp to fill, cultivate (y jörðina, landit) ;
2. to make verses (y kvæði, drápu, lof, níð, háðung um e-n); absol, hann var kærr konungi ok orti vel, he was beloved by the king, and a good poet;
3. y á e-t, to set about; en er þeir fundust, ortu b�ndr þegar á til bardaga, the peasants at once set upon them; Eiríkr jarl orti ekki á at berjast við Erling, Eirik made no attempt to flght Erling; y á e-n, to work upon ; hvárki eldr né járn orti á þá, neither fire nor iron did them any harm ; y orða á e-n, to address one, speak to one (hann svaraði stirt ok strítt, þá er menn ortu orða á hann)
4. refl, yrkist í um e-t, it begins; (gerist nú svá sem d�mi finnast til, at á ortist um mannfallit); recipr to attack one another (síðan fylktu þeir liði sínu ok ortust á ok börðust) ; þeir ortust á vísur, they competed in verse-making

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