elfar — of the river
elfr (noun f.): river
[5-6] Ullr elda elfar ‘Ullr <god> of the fires of the river [GOLD > MAN]’: The man-kenning (possibly a reference to the witness of one of the evangelists) relies on an emendation of B’s ‘edda’ to elda ‘of fires’. Finnur Jónsson (Skj A, n.) claimed that B’s <dd> was an alteration, and read ‘ellda’, but this is difficult to ratify from the present state of the ms. Rydberg read <dd> without comment. All previous eds have adopted Sveinbjörn Egilsson’s emendation (1844, 65) to elda elfar, which makes for a conventional gold-kenning.
- elda elfar — of the fires of the river [GOLD]
- Ullr elda elfar — An Ullr <god> of the fires of the river [MAN]
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