Svalinn: Lit. ‘cool one’ (from the adj. svalr ‘cool, fresh’). Cf. Svǫl (or Svalin, variant) in Grí 38/1 (NK 65), where this is the name of a mythical shield that stands in front of the sun (another m. derivational form, svalingr is recorded in ms. C; see Readings above). Svalinn is never found as a heiti for ‘shield’ in poetry.