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Note to stanza
 drengir, dragreip (m. pl., n.) ‘ties, halyard’: Drengr (sg.) appears to have been a rope or cable to fasten sth. with (Falk 1912, 61), but the word is not otherwise attested as a nautical term in poetry (LP: 1-2. drengr). See AEW: 2. drengr and the weak verb drengja ‘fasten’. Dragreip ‘halyard’, lit. ‘pull-rope’ (from the stem of the strong verb draga ‘pull’ and reip n. ‘rope’) was the rope fastened to the middle of the sail-yard, which ran through the hole in the masthead (húnbora, st. 7/1) and was used to hoist or lower the sail-yard (Falk 1912, 62). See also SnSt Ht 77/8.
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