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Note to stanza
 eiskaldi (n. dat. sg.) ‘heart’: The etymology of eiskald n. (also eiskǫld f., eiskaldr m.) is obscure (see AEW: eiskald). The same word occurs in Fáfn, and the similarity of wording indicates that Illugi knew that poem (see Fáfn 27; NK 185): Sittu nú, Sigurðr, | enn ec mun sofa ganga, | oc halt Fáfnis hiarta við funa! | eiscǫld | ec vil etinn láta | eptir þenna dreyra drycc ‘Sit down now, Sigurðr,—and I will go to sleep—and hold Fáfnir’s heart to the fire! The heart I shall eat after this drink of blood’.
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