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Note to stanza
 rô Sviðris ‘of the yard-arm of Sviðrir [TREE]’: Sviðrir is an Óðinn-name, his ‘yard-arm’, or any piece of wood, is the tree on which he hung for nine nights (Hávm 138, NK 40). Here, the ‘tree’ is the mast of the ship, and the sail is being reduced to half of its size (fastened to the middle of the mast) because of the strong winds. The kenning is, however, unusual.
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