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Note to stanza
[3-4] drjúgan dyn dýrra malma ‘a mighty din of precious weapons’: This phrase could be construed as a battle-kenning but is here taken as a literal description of the noise of battle, dependent on the metaphorical battle-kenning él ljóma ógnar ‘a blizzard of the light of terror [SWORD > BATTLE]’ (ll. 1-2), in which the base-word él ‘blizzard’ is said to blow and cause the din of weapons.
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