Judith Jesch (ed.) 2009, ‘Oddi inn litli Glúmsson, Lausavísur 4’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 618.
 Þrasnes: so R702ˣ, ‘þarsnes’ Flat
 Þrasnes ‘Þrasnes’: Bibire (1988, 237) translates as ‘Freswick’. This is a large bay on the east coast of Caithness which is a notable landmark for those sailing to and from Orkney; in Orkn it is called Þrasvík (ÍF 34, 242, 248). However, the p. n. Þrasnes occurs elsewhere in the saga referring to a place apparently in north-west Spain (ÍF 34, 211). Since both are a long way from Acre, and the Spanish name is hard to motivate in the context of this st., it remains a possibility to interpret Þrasnes as a nonce-form recalling Þrasvík, making the st. link the beginning of Þorbjǫrn’s journey to its end.
 hlunn‑: so R702ˣ, hlyn Flat
 hǫfuðskaldi ‘the chief skald’: There is no indication in Orkn that Þorbjǫrn svarti was either a particularly important poet nor Rǫgnvaldr’s ‘chief skald’; he is simply said to have been one of a number of skáld jarls ‘the skalds of the jarl’ (ÍF 34, 204). The term is paralleled by the use of the word hǫfuðkirkja in st. 5. Otherwise, hǫfuðskáld is used in ESk Geisl 12VII, with reference to Sigvatr (SigvI) and Óttarr (ÓttI), two very important poets (see also SnE 1998, I, 5, 6, 85).
 Akrsborgar ‘Acre’: See Note to ESk Sigdr I 3/8.
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