geira ‘lances’: This is most naturally taken as object of rauð ‘reddened’. Presumably in order to integrate geira with the adjacent phrases, Kock took it with goð in l. 3 to give goð geira ‘deities of spears’, hence ‘valkyries’. However, as well as being slightly implausible, this entails either taking rauð ‘reddened’ as intransitive, or emending to réð (í móðu) ‘headed along the river’ (NN §§847C, 2268; Kock and Meissner 1931, I, 55 and II, 52 (: geirr), 138 (: ráða 10)).
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