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Hallar-Steinn (HSt)

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

1. Rekstefja (Rst) - 35

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.

Rekstefja (‘Split-refrain’) — HSt RstI

Rolf Stavnem 2012, ‘ Hallar-Steinn, Rekstefja’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 893. <> (accessed 28 January 2022)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35 

Skj: Hallar-Steinn: 1. Rekstefja (AI, 543-52, BI, 525-34); stanzas (if different): 3 | 4 | 5

SkP info: I, 909

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11 — HSt Rst 11I

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lemmatised words

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allr (adj.) ‘all...’ǫllu 11/8

3at (prep.) ‘at, to...’ — 11/8

bœta (verb) [°-tt-] ‘better, emend, compensate...’bœtti 11/7

1ey (noun f.) [°-jar, dat. -ju/-; -jar] ‘island...’Eyjar 11/4

él (noun n.) [°; dat. -um] ‘storm...’éla 11/1

framr (adj.) [°compar. framari/fremri, superl. framastr/fremstr] ‘outstanding, foremost...’fremstr 11/8

grund (noun f.) ‘earth, land...’grundar 11/5

Grœnaveldi (noun n.) ‘[Greenland]...’ — 11/3

gullmildr (adj.) ‘[gold-generous]...’gollmildr 11/3

2Gǫndul (noun f.) ‘Gǫndul...’Gǫndlar 11/4

handvíss (adj.) ‘[most certainly]...’Handvíst 11/5

hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’ — 11/6

1háttr (noun m.) [°-ar, dat. hætti; hættir, acc. háttu] ‘behaviour, measure, verse-form...’hôttu 11/7

hilmir (noun m.) ‘prince, protector...’ — 11/7

Hjaltr (noun m.) [°dat. -; -ar] ‘Shetlander...’Hjalta 11/5

hollr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘loyal...’ — 11/8

hǫnd (noun f.) [°handar, dat. hendi; hendr (hendir StatPáll³ 752¹²)] ‘hand...’Hand 11/5

Ísland (noun n.) ‘[Iceland, ice-land]...’ — 11/1

ítr (adj.) ‘glorious...’ — 11/2

2kristna (verb) ‘to convert to Christianity...’kristnat 11/2

list (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘skill, art, virtue...’lista 11/2

maðr (noun m.) ‘man, person...’manna 11/6

Noregr (noun m.) ‘Norway...’Nóregs 11/6

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’ — 11/4, 11/8

sem (conj.) ‘as, which...’ — 11/6

skyndir (noun m.) [°dat. -] ‘hastener...’ — 11/1

2vinna (verb) ‘perform, work...’vann 11/2

1víss (adj.) ‘wise, certain(ly)...’víst 11/5

þeyr (noun m.) [°; -jar/-ir] ‘breeze, thawing wind...’þey*s 11/4


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