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Note to stanza
 engan eyjarskeggja ‘no island-beard’: The circumlocution eyjarskeggi presumably arises from a tendency, factual or stereotypical, for islanders to let their hair and beards grow rather unkempt (LP: eyjarskeggi). There are only two other instances of the word in poetry, both from fornaldarsögur: Frið 23/4 and Ǫrv 106/6; see further Note to Frið 23/4.
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