baugvara ‘a ring-bearer [WOMAN]’: Or possibly ‘a ring-adorner’. This hap. leg. cpd is treated as a woman-kenning, but the meaning of the second element is uncertain. Mss 568ˣ and 27ˣ have the p. p. -varið which would make better sense, if the second element derives from verja ‘wrap, dress, adorn’ (cf. HHund II 35/7, NK 158, brúðr baugvarið ‘woman adorned with rings’), and this reading is adopted in Skj B and Skald, though the end-rhyme with fara (l. 4) is then lost. The cpd in -vara may be a secondary formation derived from -varið.