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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 3/22/2016
Meaning unknown; possibly an Old Norse form of Iwawaldan or Inhu-waldan. In Norse mythology Ívaldi was the father of a dwarfs. He built the ship Skíðblaðnir ("assembled from pieces of thin wood"), which belonged at different times to Freyr and Odin, and can be folded up and put in a bag but is large enough for all the Æsir in full battle dress.