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Note to stanza
 hjalmunvǫlr (m.) ‘tiller’: Or hjǫlmun- (so Skj B and Skald; cf. also the B variant ‘hjalm-’). This is the term for the bar inserted through the rudder to control its direction (Falk 1912, 75-6; SnE 1998, II, 311). The cpd is formed from hjálm f. ‘helm, rudder’ (= OE helma) and vǫlr m. ‘wand’. The word is not otherwise found in poetic sources.
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