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Note to stanza
 lagavísum Móísi (dat.) ‘law-wise Moses’: Moses is lagavíss ‘law-wise’, since it was he who received the law from God on Mt Sinai (Exod. XIX-XXXI). Although, according to biblical chronology, this event took place some three months after the exodus (Exod. XIX.1), the Leið-poet’s use of this adj. to describe Moses here anticipates the subject-matter of st. 19. On the form of the name Moses, see Note to 19/4.
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