Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hallr Þórarinsson breiðmaga (Hbreiðm)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Judith Jesch;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Hallr Þórarinsson breiðmaga, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 528, BI, 508-9).

Skj poems:
Lausavísa

Hallr (Hbreiðm), son of a certain Þórarinn breiðmagi ‘Broad-belly’, is said in Orkn to have arrived in Orkney on an Icel. ship (ÍF 34, 182). Neither father nor son is mentioned elsewhere, though it has been speculated that they were related to Ari Þorgilsson’s foster-father Hallr Þórarinsson of Haukadalur, or that they belonged to the Síðumenn, one of whom was called breiðmagi, and who were related to the jarls of Orkney (Hl 1941, 5, 143). Soon after this episode, Orkn says that Hallr and Rǫgnvaldr composed Háttalykill (RvHbreiðm HlIII) together (ÍF 34, 185).

Lausavísa — Hbreiðm LvII

Judith Jesch 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Hallr Þórarinsson breiðmaga, Lausavísa’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Brepols, Turnhout, pp. 610-11.

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Skj: Hallr Þórarinsson breiðmaga: Lausavísa, 1145 (AI, 528, BI, 508-9); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Flat, Orkn

SkP info: II, 610-11

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Hbreiðm Lv is transmitted in Orkn; at this point in the saga Flat is the only ms. The st. is also found in R702ˣ and its copy 762ˣ. Flat is the main ms. though this is one of several examples of sts from Orkn where the text of R702ˣ is to be preferred in some instances.
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