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Note to stanza
[1, 2, 4] ǫrgildi* hrynbeðs áls Fjǫrgynjar ‘to the generous giver of the resounding bed of the eel of Fjǫrgyn [= Jǫrð (jǫrð ‘earth’)] [SERPENT > GOLD > GENEROUS MAN]’: Most mss have (normalised) ǫrgildis gen. sg. ‘of the generous giver’ (the ending of the word is unclear in Tˣ), which cannot be construed to make sense syntactically. The emendation is in keeping with earlier eds. Fjǫrgyn is another name for the goddess Jǫrð, the mother of the god Þórr, and jǫrð means ‘earth’ (see e.g. Vsp 56/10).
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