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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Erringar-Steinn (ErrSt)

11th century; volume 3; ed. R. D. Fulk;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Erringar-Steinn, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 414, BI, 384).

Skj poems:

Nothing is known about Erringar-Steinn ‘Boldness-Steinn’ (ErrSt) or his work.

Lausavísa — ErrSt LvIII

R. D. Fulk 2017, ‘ Erringar-Steinn, Lausavísa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 180. <> (accessed 25 October 2021)


Skj: Erringar-Steinn: Lausavísa (AI, 414, BI, 384); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Skm, SnE

SkP info: III, 180

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The context in which this helmingr (ErrSt Lv) must originally have been composed is obscure. On the date of composition, see Note to l. 2. It is found in the SnE mss A, R, , W and U, all of which ascribe it to Erringar-Steinn. In addition, although the stanza is not quoted in LaufE, the copy of that text in 743ˣ(96v) cites the phrase marr Geitis, meaning ‘ship’, attributing the example to Erringar-Steinn. Ms. A has been chosen as the main ms. because it is the only version that seems entirely correct and complete. 
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