Thank you for your help, Brian.

> Hrútur kvaðst það ekki hirða, kvað þá því verrum förum
> fara skyldu sem þeir væru fleiri.

> Hrut said he didn't care, said for that reason it then
> would go worse (förum??) as they were more.

Dative plural of <för>, whose basic sense is 'a journey' but
here is 'fate' (Z3).

> Hrútr declared-of-himself (that he) cared not (gave not a
> tinker´s damn) about that, declared them (ie that they, ie
> Höskuldr's men) in that (affair) should travel in a worse
> passage (ie end up worse off) as they were more (ie to the
> extent that there were more of `em).

This is <því> with comparative and <sem>, Zoëga s.v. <því>
(5): 'said then so much the worse would [they] fare, the
more they were'.


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