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Note to stanza
 sveipr varð í fǫr ‘there was a swerve in his course’: An ironic understatement: Þjazi plummeted downwards as his wings caught fire and his course was altered irrevocably. Sveipr signals a sudden change of movement, an abrupt halt (cf. LP: sveipr 1). Þjóðólfr refrains from describing or even alluding to the gods’ killing of Þjazi, though his audience would have known what happened to the giant.
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