†samr† vas ôrr of ævi ‘the envoy ... was ... about the life’: The line lacks skothending. Finnur Jónsson’s emendation of Samr to Sá ‘that’ gives a so-called empty rhyme, in which vowels rhyme without the participation of following consonants, here sá : ævi (Kuhn 1983, 76; Kristján Árnason 1991, 99-102, 107-10; Gade 1995a, 5-6, 32).
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