Note to stanza
7. Einarr Skúlason (biog. vol. 2), Geisli, 3 [Vol. 7, 9]
 siðar ‘faith’: This edn, with Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) and Kock (Skald; NN §2315), reads this as the gen. sg. of the noun siðr ‘religious practice, faith’ and construes: Ljósi sólar heilags siðar brá ‘The light of the sun of holy faith was extinguished’. Another possibility is to read the first word with a long ‘i’, síðar, the comp. form of the adv. síð, with the sense Síðar brá sólar ljósi ‘Later, the light of the sun [= Christ] was destroyed’. Síðar is then a reference to the preceding st., and its initial position in st. 3 may suggest that it is meant as a transition between the two. For this reading, see Chase 2005, 53 and 127. The long form, síðar, is unmetrical, however, as resolution is required in position one to avoid a hypermetrical l.
Skj B = Finnur Jónsson ed.… ∙ is referred to in ∙ ESk Geisl 3, n. 1 (SkP 7)
Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin ed. 194… ∙ is referred to in ∙ ESk Geisl 3, n. 1 (SkP 7)
NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. … ∙ is referred to in ∙ ESk Geisl 3, n. 1 (SkP 7)
Chase, Martin ed. 2005. Einarr Skúlason’… ∙ is referred to in ∙ ESk Geisl 3, n. 1 (SkP 7)