Note to stanza
 með elskubandi ‘with the bond of love’: This is taken in a figurative sense (cf. Norw. elskovsbånd ‘ties of love’; see Fritzner: elskuband; Schottmann 1973, 376 and n. 6). Wrightson (2001; 1997c, 124, 133 n. 35) translates it as ‘ring of love’, but the later context shows that he cannot have given her a concrete token of their betrothal at this point.
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