Note to stanza
[3-4] borgarmúrr, geymandi bygð dygða hreinleiks ‘the guarding wall, protecting the dwelling of the virtues of chastity’: An awkward rendition of Lat. epithets such as claustra pudoris ‘enclosure of chastity’ (thus Schottmann 1973, 196, cf. AH 2, 36; 15, 109; 20,167; 35, 138; 48, 429; 50, 14; 54, 323), cella castitatis ‘cell of chastity’ (AH 20, 193; 32, 174, 237; 37, 83), arca castitatis ‘ark of chastity’ (AH 34, 130; 42, 108).
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