séi (3rd pers. sg. pres. subj.) ‘it is’: Strictly, ‘(if) it be’ or ‘(if) it should be’. Hofmann (1955, 48-9) remarks that the use of the subj. is unexpected here (since Óðinn has asserted that it must be Eiríkr in st. 4/4-6), and he sees OE syntactic influence at work.