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Note to stanza
 matsveinar ‘the cooks’: A matsveinn lit. ‘food-servant’ was a servant whose duty it was to prepare food for an army or a ship’s crew. In the latter case, the preparation of food took place ashore. This particular occupation seems to date from the C11th (see Falk 1912, 7-8; NGL V: matgerðarmaðr and matsveinn.
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