Note to stanza
 gramr vélti svá ‘the ruler arranged it in this way’: The verb véla has two distinct meanings which reflect separate etymologies: either ‘deal with, arrange, manage’ (Fritzner: véla 2; AEW: véla 1) or ‘trick, betray’ (Fritzner: véla 1; AEW: véla 2). Ohlmarks (1958, 509) assumes the latter here, suggesting that Eyjólfr is alluding to some kind of surprise attack on Eiríkr’s part.
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