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Note to Anon (Vǫlsa) 4I

[1] aukinn ‘enlarged’: It is not obvious from the stanza what causes the enlargement. Probably it is in connection with the leeks to which magical powers are attributed (for the use of auka in context involving magic, cf. Guðr II 21/5, Hyndl 38/1, as well as 35/3 and 43/3, NK 227, 294-5). According to the prose text the strong swelling of the phallus is brought about by the power of the Devil (Flat 1860-8, II, 332; 292ˣ(54v)).

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  2. Flat 1860-8 = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and C. R. Unger, eds. 1860-8. Flateyjarbók. En samling af norske konge-sagaer med indskudte mindre fortællinger om begivenheder i og udenfor Norge samt annaler. 3 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  3. NK = Neckel, Gustav and Hans Kuhn (1899), eds. 1983. Edda: Die Lieder des Codex Regius nebst verwandten Denkmälern. 2 vols. I: Text. 5th edn. Heidelberg: Winter.
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