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Note to stanza
 Sveiða ‘of Sveiði <sea-king>’: Sveiði is listed as a sea-king heiti in Þul Sækonunga 1/8 (see Note there), and the name also occurs in the kenning vangr Sveiða ‘Sveiði’s plain [SEA]’ in ÞKolb Eirdr 1/5, 7I. In fact, Þórðr’s l. 5 súðlǫngum frá Sveiða bears an obvious resemblance to l. 1 of the present stanza. Eirdr was composed in honour jointly of Knútr and his Norwegian jarl Eiríkr Hákonarson, probably in England c. 1016-23 (Poole 1987, 270-1); Hallvarðr’s echoes suggest that Þórðr’s poem continued to be known among the poets at Knútr’s court.
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