[3-4]: There are two possible readings of these ll., one following Flat and the other Bb. Following Flat: maðr, sás afskurðr hlýru orða hafði áðr farit (as in translation above), the reading requires one to assume a r : ð rhyme (cf. Kuhn 1983, 79). Following Bb: maðr, sás áðr hafði farit afskýfðr hlýðu orða ‘the man who earlier had gone deprived of the shipboard of words [TONGUE]’. The rhyme here is acceptable (áðr : hlýðu) and hlýða ‘ship’s planking’ is the difficilior lectio (for this reading, see Skald and NN §2536). Einarr uses a similarly nautical tongue-kenning, r óðar ‘oar of poetry’, in 40/7-8.