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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 21 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, 917

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17 — HSt Rst 17I

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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 Gia reif g⸌i⸍ørði drifv . gallbrandr vid slavg randa . | trollz matr trýní sollínn . tveír nafnar þar iaf | nnann . svęnskr herr sigri þorrínn . sverd beit en flo | peíta . hríd ox hꜹlldar flvdę holl ok fremstr at ol ⸝⸝ lv |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 53 Graʀ reíf gior | di drifv gall brandr vid slavg randa troll marʀ tryni sollinn | tveir nafnar hræ iafnan svænskur herʀ sigri þorrinn sverd beít | en flo peíta hrid ox havldar flydu holl ok fremstr at ollo |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 54 Gia reif giordv | drifu · gall brandr vid slaug randa · traullan trut | var sollinn · tueir nafnar þar iafnan · suænski herr || var sigri þorrinn · suerd beit en bla? peíta · hrid ox hau | ldar flydæ · holl ok fremzstr at ollu ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Bb Gia reif gerdv drifv gall | brandr vid slavg randa trꜹllann trvr var sollín tver nafnar | þar jafnnan. svęnskr herr var sigri þorrínn . sverd beit | en bla peíta . hrid ox hꜹldar flydv holl ok frem | str at ollv.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Flat Grár ʀeif gerdizst drifa gall brandr vít | slo᷎g ʀanda tro᷎ll matrr tryne sollínn · tueír nafnar hrę íafnnan | sænskr herr sigri þorrin suerd bæit en flo peíta · hrid ox ho᷎ldar | flyde holl ok fremzstr at ollu ·   [VEÞ]  edit 

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