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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 May 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, 913

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15 — HSt Rst 15I

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Note: The following transcriptions have been entered to aid the editing process. These may not have been fully reviewed and checked and may therefore not be reliable. You may wish to consult the manuscript images. Any corrections can be notified to the database editor.

 Bb Avr bioðr atta skeidvm . efsta sínn ok þrínnvm . | byʀ vard beita þordi . brynn or þrandheíms mínnní  | ormr skreid arar kníðo ótna vagns hínn lan | gi . hird prvd hilmir stvrdi . hann var rikstr konvng manna |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 61 Avr rioðr atta skeidum efzta sinn ok | þríɴvm . byʀ varð beíta þorði . brynn at svo᷎ldrar mynni . ormr skre | ið ꜳrar knvði o᷎lna vangh hinn langi . hirð prvð hilmir styr | ði . hann er rikztr konung manna. |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 53 Auðr ioðr atta skeiðum | efsta sínn ok þrennum · byʀr varð · beita þorði · brynn | at suavlldrar mínni · ormʀ skreið arar knuði · | aulna vang ínn langí · hirð pruð hilmir styrði | hann er ʀikazstʀ konung manna ჻ |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 54 Auʀriodr atta skeidum · efsta sinn ok þrínnvm | byrr vard beíta þordi · brynn at suoldrar minne · or | mr skreid arar gnudi · aulna vang inn langí · hird | prud hilmir styrdi · hann er ʀikzstr kong manna |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Bb Avʀiodr atta skeidvm efsta sínn ok þrínnum . | byrr var beita þordi brynn at svoldrar mínné ormr | skreid arar gnvdv . ꜷlna vang ínn langi hird | prvd hilmir styrdi. hann er rikzstr konung manna.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Flat Orrríodr atta skæídum efzsta sínn ok þrennum byrr vard beíta þorde b | rynnt at suoldrar mínne · ormr skræid arar knude aulna menn hínn | langi hird prudr hilmir styrde hann er ʀikstr konung manna ·   [VEÞ]  edit 

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