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Note to stanza
 á alla danska tungu ‘in the whole Norse [lit. Danish] tongue’: I.e. ‘wherever the Norse tongue is spoken’; an idiom referring to the Scandinavian peoples whose common language was recognised to be Norse. It does not mean ‘Danish’ in the modern sense. Cf. also Sigv Víkv 15/8I, Mark Eirdr 25/4II, Anon Lil 4/4. The use of tunga is possibly a grisly pun on the theme of the first helmingr.
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