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Note to stanza
 bann hlátrar var þeim aukit ‘their ban of laughter [SORROW] grew’: Lit. ‘the ban of laughter [SORROW] grew for them’. The kenning occurs again only in GSúrs Lv 5/4V (Gísl 7). The word bann has juridical connotations and is found chiefly in legal and theological texts (ONP: bann). It appears in datable verse only from C11th on: e.g. hungrbann ‘ban on hunger’ i.e. ‘feasting’ (ÞjóðA Magnfl 7/4II); fjǫrbann ‘ban on life’ i.e. ‘death’ (Sigv Víkv 12/4I); friðbann ‘ban on peace’ i.e. ‘strife’ (Sigv ErfÓl 10/2I; Ólhv Hryn 6/2II).
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