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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 6 July 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, 910

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12 — HSt Rst 12I

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lemmatised words

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2ekki (adv.) ‘not...’ — 12/6

2en (conj.) ‘but, and...’ — 12/6

2 (verb) [°fǽr; fekk, fengu; fenginn] ‘get, receive...’fekk 12/6

gefa (verb) ‘give...’gaf 12/2

glóð (noun f.) ‘ember...’ — 12/1

haf (noun n.) [°-s; *-] ‘sea...’ — 12/1

hafglóð (noun f.) — 12/1

hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’ — 12/8

hildingr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘king, ruler...’hildings 12/7

hilmir (noun m.) ‘prince, protector...’ — 12/1

1hjaldr (noun m.) ‘battle...’ — 12/2

hjaldrríkr (adj.) — 12/2

1hringr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -; -ar] ‘ring; sword...’hrings 12/3

2hœfa (verb) ‘hit, suit, befit...’hœfði 12/7

knǫrr (noun m.) [°knarrar, dat. knerri; knerrir, acc. knǫrru/knerri] ‘(a kind of) ship...’knǫrru 12/5

konungmaðr (noun m.) ‘king...’konungmanna 12/8

konungr (noun m.) [°dat. -i, -s; -ar] ‘king...’konung 12/8

maðr (noun m.) ‘man, person...’manna 12/8

mildi (noun f.) ‘generosity, mercy...’ — 12/7

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’ — 12/2, 12/4

ríkr (adj.) ‘mighty, powerful, rich...’ — 12/2, ríkstr 12/8

2 (verb) ‘sow...’sáði 12/1

1skikkja (noun f.) [°-u; -ur] ‘cloak...’skikkjur 12/4

skjǫldr (noun m.) [°skjaldar/skildar, dat. skildi; skildir, acc. skjǫldu] ‘shield...’skjǫldu 12/2

steina (verb) ‘to stain, colour, paint...’steinda 12/5

stétt (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘path...’ — 12/3

stétthringr (noun m.)stétthrings 12/3

stikk (noun n.) ‘cloak-pin (?), poem...’stikka 12/4

stillir (noun m.) ‘ruler...’ — 12/6

stofn (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘pole, tree-stump...’stofnum 12/3

stórráðr (adj.) ‘ambitious...’ — 12/5

vápn (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘weapon...’vôpn 12/4

2veita (verb) ‘grant, give...’veitti 12/3

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’vas 12/8


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