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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, ‘(Introduction to) 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.

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, 915

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16 — HSt Rst 16I

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 N B57 eikils·yti·blokum   [TW]  edit 
 Bb Rꜹnskiott ręsír hitti rítt var a fridr at lita . sol | rꜹd svolnís ela senn dꜹglínga þartvenna . fímtán | fiornnis manna . fleygi endr at gram rendv . ecki | ls yti blockom olaf vnd vegh solar. |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 53 Fimtan fíornís || mana fleynndr at gram rendv eckils yti blockum olafr vnd |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 54 Rann skiott ræsir mattí · rít | var a fridr at lita · sol raud suólnís iela · senn daug | línga tuenna ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 54 fimtan fiorniss manna fl | eygendr at gram rendu · eckils vti blauckum · olafr | vnd vegh solar ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Bb Rann skiott ręsír matti . rít uar a fríd | at lita . sol raud svolnís jela. senn dǫglínga tve | nna.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Bb Fímtan fiorviss manna fleygendr at gram ren | rendv eskils vti blꜹckvm olafr vnd veg solar. |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Flat Ravn skíott ʀæsirr m | attí ʀít uar a ferd atlíta sol ʀaud suolnís ela senn do᷎gglínga þrenn | ra   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Flat Fímtan fiornnis manna fleygen | dr at gram ʀendu ekkils ytí blo᷎kkum olafr und ueg solar ·   [VEÞ]  edit 

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