fǫlvir (m.) ‘pale one’: Fǫlvir is attested only in the present þula. Based on the other heiti in ll. 1-3 of this stanza, we should expect it to have the active meaning ‘pale-maker’ (i.e. ‘killer’; see Note to fylvingr ‘pale-maker’, st. 7/1). The difficulty, however, is that a verb *fǫlva ‘make pale’ (from the adj. fǫlr ‘pale’) does not exist, unless it was created by the þulur compiler and coined especially for this list. According to Falk (1914b, 50), the heiti is a new formation from the adj. fǫlr ‘pale’, a colour that is frequently used to describe weapons (cf. OE fealuhilte sweord ‘the yellow-hilted sword’ in The Battle of Maldon (l. 166; Pope 2001, 20) and fǫlvir oddar ‘pale points’ in HHund I 53/3 (NK 138). The Tˣ variant fǫlnir has a parallel among the hawk-heiti (Veðrfǫlnir lit. ‘one growing pale in the storm’, Þul Hauks 2/4).