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 háligar ‘lofty’: For this tentative translation, cf. Skj B. As noted by Finnur Jónsson in LP: hôligr, the meaning of this sparsely attested adj. in context is not entirely clear. It represents Gunnlaugr’s free addition to the account in DGB. Possibly the general meaning is ‘capacious, commodious’; possibly too, however, the reading has arisen in error for hagligar ‘artful’ (Fritzner: hagligr 1; LP: hagligr 1; ONP: hagligr), whose inclusion in the text would bring out the meaning of machinabitur ‘will devise, engineer’ more fully. For háligr and hagligr as variant readings see Hbreiðm Lv 1/3II.
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