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Note to stanza
 forseti (m.) ‘watchful one’: Perhaps lit. ‘one being on guard’ or ‘one preparing an ambush’ (cf. sitja fyrir ‘lie in wait for’). If so, this is a characterising heiti (see Gurevich 1992c, 44-6). Alternatively, the hawk-heiti could have been derived from the name of a heathen deity, Baldr’s son Forseti (see Þul Ása II 9), but there is no evidence for a connection between that god and a hawk. As a hawk-heiti the word does not occur elsewhere.
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