hauldar ‘freeholders’: The emendation is in keeping with most earlier eds. Flat 1860-8, II emends to Hǫrðar ‘people of Hordaland’. For the Norw. form hauldr ‘freeholder’, see ANG §105 Anm. A hauldr was a man who by right of birth held property under the Norw. allodial system (óðal). See the lengthy discussion in Fritzner: höldr.