Harðvéorr: In this form the name does not occur elsewhere, but the second element, Véorr, is a name for Þórr (Hym 11/10, 17/1, 21/7). Hence Harðvéorr could be translated as ‘hard-Véorr’. The name Véorr is also a cpd in which the first element is vé n. ‘sanctuary’, and the second component either means ‘defender’ (a contraction of a cpd *vé-vǫrr, cf. the weak verb verja ‘defend’) or is a contracted form of vé-vǫrðr m. ‘guardian of a sanctuary’ (see AEW: Véurr; Turville-Petre 1964, 101). Dronke (1997, 150) takes Véorr to mean ‘one who is linked to the vé of Miðgarðr as defender, guardian’, because Þórr defends Miðgarðr against the giants, and Miðgarðr is called vé alda ‘sanctuary of mankind’ (Hávm 107/6, NK 33). See also Véoðr (l. 8) and Vingþórr (l. 7).