Note to stanza
1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 16 [Vol. 1, 683]
 húna ‘of the mast-tops’: The húnn was a strengthened area at the top of the mast through which the halyards passed and on which the shrouds could rest. As Finnur Jónsson points out (Hkr 1893-1901, IV), the kenning is unusual and rather depends on the assumption that such mast-tops were gilded. This stanza seems to be the only definite evidence that these were gilded, however; there is a possible but not certain instance in Arn Hryn 10/7-8II (see Note and Jesch 2001a, 160-2).
Jesch, Judith. 2001a. Ships and Men in t… ∙ is referred to in ∙ Sigv ErfÓl 16, n. 6 (SkP 1)
Hkr 1893-1901 = Finnur Jón… ∙ is referred to in ∙ Sigv ErfÓl 16, n. 6 (SkP 1)
Arn Hryn 10 ∙ is referred to in ∙ Sigv ErfÓl 16, n. 6 (SkP 1)