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Note to stanza
 talhreinn ‘the dung-reindeer [OX]’: The view of Holtsmark (1949, 16) and Marold (1983, 156) that this cpd is an ox-kenning has been adopted here. The first element of the cpd is cognate with ModNorw. talle ‘dung’; cf. ON tað ‘dung, manure’. The kenning doubtless refers to the use of oxen to pull carts laden with dung to the fields in order to fertilise them. Kock (Skald and NN §1015) emended talhreinn to tólhreinn ‘(farming-)tool-reindeer’ and also understood it as an ox-kenning.
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