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Note to stanza
 stœðingar (m. pl.) ‘braces’: Lit. ‘supports’. The name seems to refer to ropes which help support the mast on the windward side of the ship (Falk 1912, 60; SnE 1998, II, 405). Cf. ON aktaumar ‘braces’ (st. 10/3 below). The word is not otherwise found in poetry.
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