This interface will soon cease to be publicly available. Use the new interface instead. Click here to switch over now.

Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.

Runic Dictionary

login: password: stay logged in: help

Hallar-Steinn (HSt)

12th century; volume 1; ed. Rolf Stavnem;

III. Fragments (Frag) - 6

Nothing is known about this skald (HSt) except what can be deduced from his nickname, which has been identified with the farm-name Höll, in Þverárhlíð, Mýrasýsla, western Iceland (Finnur Jónsson 1907, 185), and from the poetry attributed to him. His main extant work is the drápa Rekstefja (HSt Rst), whose ambitious praise of Óláfr Tryggvason might well point to Iceland at the end of the twelfth century or somewhat later (see Skj, and Introduction to the poem below). Hallar-Steinn has been identified (e.g. by Wisén 1886-9, I, 143) with the eleventh-century poet Steinn Herdísarson (SteinnII), but this is implausible. HSt Frag 1, of uncertain origin but probably attributable to this poet, may also commemorate Óláfr Tryggvason, while HSt Frag 2-5III represent a love-lorn poet. These fragments are preserved only in treatises on poetics and grammar, and are therefore edited in SkP III, as are two further fragments, HSt Frag 6-7III.

Fragments — HSt FragIII

Edith Marold with the assistance of Vivian Busch, Jana Krüger, Ann-Dörte Kyas and Katharina Seidel, translated from German by John Foulks 2017, ‘ Hallar-Steinn, Fragments’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 202. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1239> (accessed 27 January 2022)

stanzas:  2   3   4   5   6   7 

Skj: Hallar-Steinn: 2. a. Af et digt om en kvinde (AI, 552-3, BI, 534-5); stanzas (if different): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

in texts: Gramm, LaufE, LaufE, Skm, SnE, TGT

SkP info: III, 202

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

2 Vol. 3. 54. Hallar-Steinn (biog. vol. 1), Fragments, 2 [Vol. 3, 202] — HSt Frag 2III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Holmleggjar viðr hilmir
hring-Skǫglar mik þǫglan.

Skj: Hallar-Steinn: 2. a. Af et digt om en kvinde 1 (AI, 552; BI, 534); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: A, W; texts: TGT 50
 
3 Vol. 3. 54. Hallar-Steinn (biog. vol. 1), Fragments, 3 [Vol. 3, 203] — HSt Frag 3III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Svalteigar mun selju
salts Viðblinda galtar
rafkastandi rastar
reyrþvengs muna lengi.

Skj: Hallar-Steinn: 2. a. Af et digt om en kvinde 2 (AI, 552; BI, 534); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 164x, 2368x, 743x, A, C, papp10x, R, Tx, U, W; texts: LaufE 88(294), LaufE 128(378), Skm 203
 
4 Vol. 3. 54. Hallar-Steinn (biog. vol. 1), Fragments, 4 [Vol. 3, 205] — HSt Frag 4III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Þú munt, fúrs, sem fleiri,
flóðs hirði-Sif, tróður,
grǫnn, við gæfu þinni
grjóts Hjaðninga brjótask.

Skj: Hallar-Steinn: 2. a. Af et digt om en kvinde 3 (AI, 552; BI, 534-5); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: A, C, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 206
 
5 Vol. 3. 54. Hallar-Steinn (biog. vol. 1), Fragments, 5 [Vol. 3, 206] — HSt Frag 5III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Ek hef óðar lokri
ǫlstafna Bil skafna,
væn mǫrk skála, verka
vandr, stefknarrar branda.

Skj: Hallar-Steinn: 2. a. Af et digt om en kvinde 4 (AI, 553; BI, 535); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: A, C, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 205
 
6 Vol. 3. 54. Hallar-Steinn (biog. vol. 1), Fragments, 6 [Vol. 3, 208] — HSt Frag 6III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hart, fló hvast of snertu,
hregg magnaðisk, bragna,
bókar sól, þars búkar,
benvargs, hnigu margir.

Skj: Hallar-Steinn: 2. b. Af et digt om Skáldhelgi(?) 5 (AI, 553; BI, 535); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 164x, 2368x, 738x, 743x, papp10x; texts: LaufE 101(307), LaufE 183(398)
 
7 Vol. 3. 54. Hallar-Steinn (biog. vol. 1), Fragments, 7 [Vol. 3, 209] — HSt Frag 7III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Flaug, en firna bjúgir,
foldar hnegg at seggjum,
fjarðelds fleygi-Nirðir
fellu skjótt at velli.

Skj: Hallar-Steinn: 2. b. Af et digt om Skáldhelgi(?) 6 (AI, 553; BI, 535); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 164x, 2368x, 738x, 743x; texts: LaufE 102(307), LaufE 184(398)
 
© 2008-