[5-6] skal hlíf höggvin ‘the shield will be hacked [to pieces]’: Hlif ‘the shield’ lit. ‘protection’. Höggvin or höggin (so 343a) is a f. form of the p. p. of the verb höggva ‘hew, cut’ (ANG §503). This is an elliptical passive construction in which the inf. vera ‘be’ has been left out (cf. LT: 2vera).