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Note to stanza
[1, 2] þengils rekka ‘of the prince of warriors [RULER = Sveinn/Magnús]’: (a) This is taken here, as by most eds, as a kenning. It refers to King Sveinn judging by Hkr but to Magnús according to the interpolated ÓH texts (see Context). (b) Rekka could alternatively depend on verðungar ‘of the bodyguard’ in l. 4 rather than þengils ‘of the prince’ in l. 1, and in fact Konráð Gíslason (1892, 188; see also Nj 1875-8, II, 368) forms a cpd verðungar-rekka.
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