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Note to stanza
 vinar Míms ‘of Mímir’s <mythical being’s> friend [= Óðinn]’: Mímir was a wise mythical being whose head was preserved by the gods in a well in Ásgarðr. The gen. of the name is given variously as Mímis and Míms (see ANG §371 anm. 2 and LP: Mímir). The kenning vinr Míms is also given in Egill St 23/5V (Eg 94). See Note to l. 1 above. There can be no coincidence that two of the kennings from the two stanzas of St appear in the present stanza, and Snorri appears to have mined Egill’s poem for kennings containing ofljóst.
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