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Note to stanza
 drima (f.) ‘noise’: A hap. leg. The word is probably identical with þrima f. ‘sound’ (l. 8), because in such compounds as eggþrima ‘edge-clash’ þ > ð or d (Falk 1889c, 266; AEW: drima). Thus the original meaning must be ‘uproar, noise’. In mss B and Tˣ drima is replaced by drífa f. ‘driving, blowing, drifting snow’, which frequently occurs as a base-word in kennings for ‘battle’ (cf. LP: drífa 1) but never as a heiti for ‘battle’. See also Þul Ǫrvar 1/3. In the LaufE mss, this word is rendered as ‘druna’ (papp10ˣ(49v), 2368ˣ(121)) and ‘drima’ (743ˣ(92r)), which shows that drífa is probably an independent innovation (lectio facilior) in both Tˣ and B.
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