Note to stanza
 hjaldrskíðs ‘of the battle-plank [SWORD]’: This is the variant in Kˣ and most of the other mss. Only F has -seiðs, which if gen. sg. of seiðr ‘pollack, saithe, coalfish’ (gadus virens, or else pollachius pollachius), would also produce a standard sword-kenning, namely ‘battle-fish’. It is adopted by Finnur Jónsson (Hkr 1893-1901, IV; Skj B), Kock (NN §228) and most other eds.