[7-8]: As they stand, these lines lack alliteration. Following 202kˣ, which is not an independent ms. witness, all eds emend gunni ‘battle’ to herstaf, a hap. leg. Skj B translates krigsruner ‘war-runes’, Heiðr 1960 ‘war-staff”. Ms. R715ˣ’s readings (‘gotta’, presumably Gota ‘of the Goths’, apparently corrected from ‘gun̄a’ in another hand) suggest that alliteration may have been on the g- of gunni, but neither of its alternatives offers a satisfactory solution: Gizurr is on the side of the Goths, and gen. pl. gunna ‘of the battles’ makes no sense. The abbreviation ‘gun̄a’ is used elsewhere in the ms. where gumna ‘of men’ seems to be intended (cf. Heiðr 103/6), but again, this does not give good sense, though it is given in NK. Emending gunni to hildi ‘to war’ would solve the problem, but would go against both mss.