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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hallar-Steinn (HSt)

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

1. Rekstefja (Rst) - 35

Skj info: Hallar-Steinn, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 543-53, BI, 525-35).

Skj poems:
1. Rekstefja
2. a. Af et digt om en kvinde
2. b. Af et digt om Skáldhelgi(?)

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.

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

SkP info: I, 898

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

2 — HSt Rst 2I

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


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 Ueghmilldr | viðrar folldar . vꜹrd þa fo᷎str j gordvm . vell | biodr visar dadir vann sa er hęst geck manna blí | krvdr brigda miklvm bratt réd hann þeíms þęt | atti . allpruttr ęla þrottar olafr skipa sto ⸝⸝ li |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 61 Veg milldr viðrar folldar vo᷎rdr þa fostr igo᷎rdum | vell bioðr visa daðir . vann sa er hærst gekk manna . blik rauðr | brigða miklum . bratt reð hann þeims atti . all pruðt ela þrottar olafr | skipa stoli   [VEÞ]  edit 
 53 Veg | milldr vídrar folldar . vordr þa fostr i gordum . vellbio | dr vida dádir . vann sa er hæstr gekk manna . blikráudr | brigda miklum btt red hann þeims áttí alprutt ela þrottar olafr | skipa stóli.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 54 Vegmilldr vidrar folldar | vordr þa fo᷎str igordum · vellbiodr vida dadir . v | ann saer hæstr geck manna · blikraudr brigda m | iklum · bratt red hann þeim sem hann atti · allprutt e?la | þrottar olafr skipa stoli ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Bb Vegmí | ldr vigrar foldar vo᷎rdr þa fostr j go᷎rdum . vellbiodr | vida dadir vann sꜳ̋ er hæstr geck manna . blikraudr | brigda myklum bratt red hann því sem hann attí allprutt | ela þrottar Olafr skipa stolí.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 62 Vegmilldr vidrar folldarvǫrdr þa fostr j gǫrdvm vellbíodr | visa dadir van sa er hęst geck manna blikravdr brígda | miklvm bratt red hann þeíms atta olafr skipa stolí · |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Flat Veg | mílldr uígdrar folldar uo᷎rdr þa fostr j gordum uell biodr visar dadir uan | þa er hæst gek manna blik ʀaudr brigda myklum bratt ʀed fiogur ok at | ta allrígt ela þrottar olafr skípa stoli ·   [VEÞ]  edit 

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