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Note to stanza
 vingameiðr ‘swaying tree’: This is probably not to be interpreted as a kenning for ‘gallows’ but as referring to the use of a living tree as a gallows, as in the story of Víkarr in Gautreks saga (Gautr 1954, 30-1). Finnur Jónsson (Hkr 1893-1901, IV) prefers to explain the first element as vindga- ‘windy’, with reference to Hávm 138/2 (ec hecc vindgameiði á ‘I hung on the windy tree’, NK 40).
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