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Note to stanza
 frá svikaráðum ‘from a deceitful state of life’: Undoubtedly a reference to the pagan rites performed by the people of Bjálkaland and by the king’s wife in particular, and an indication that this stanza has a Christian perspective. Svikaráð n. pl. occurs only here and in GunnLeif Merl II 64/2, where it is coupled with the word synd ‘sin’.
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