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Note to stanza
 varta (f.) ‘prow-carving’: According to Falk (1912, 45), this is the poetic term for brandr ‘(ornamented) bow’ (see the next heiti), hence it most likely denotes carved ornaments decorating the side of a ship’s prow. See also SnE 1998, II, 421 and Notes to Arn Hryn 4/6II and Þsvart Lv l. 7II as well as Note to Þul Sverða 10/1.
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