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Note to stanza
 sólborðs ‘of the ship-plank’: Lit. ‘of the sun-board’. The meaning of this word is unclear (see SnE 1998, II, 398). Falk (1912, 19, 54) and Fritzner: sólborð list it as synonymous with sólbyrðingr ‘sun-board’, apparently a row of planks above the railing of the ship (to measure the height of the sun?). Lúðvík Kristjánsson (1982, 153-4) believed it to be a strake just above the surface of a ship floating without a cargo, or the second, third, or fourth plank from the top in the side of a ship.
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