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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 29 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, 922

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22 — HSt Rst 22I

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lemmatised words

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aldri (adv.) ‘never...’ — 22/7

askr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i/-; -ar] ‘ash, ash-tree, ash-ship...’aska 22/3

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 22/4

biðja (verb) [°biðr; bað, báðu; beðinn (beiþ- Martin¹ 573‡, bỏþ- HákEirsp 661‰, cf. ed. intr. xl)] ‘ask for, order, pray...’bað 22/2

dynr (noun m.) [°dat. -; -ir] ‘din...’dyn 22/6

Eiríkr (noun m.) ‘Eiríkr...’Eirekr 22/6

ella (adv.) ‘otherwise...’ — 22/5

3fella (verb) ‘fell, kill...’ — 22/2

geirr (noun m.) ‘spear...’geira 22/6

2inn (art.) ‘the...’ — 22/4

í (prep.) ‘in, into...’ — 22/6

langr (adj.) [°compar. lengri, superl. lengstr] ‘long...’langa 22/4

laukr (noun m.) [°-s; -ar] ‘leek, mast...’lauka 22/1

mega (verb) ‘may, might...’mætti 22/5

oflinnr (noun m.) ‘[mighty snake]...’oflinn 22/7

ormr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘serpent...’Orm 22/4

Óláfr (noun m.) ‘Óláfr...’ — 22/8

randsík (noun n.)Randsíks 22/1

2remma (verb) ‘strengthen...’remmi 22/1

remmilaukr (noun m.)remmilauka 22/1

róg (noun n.) [°-s] ‘strife, slander...’ — 22/2

rógsvellir (noun m.) ‘[strife-sweller]...’ — 22/2

rǫnd (noun f.) [°dat. -/-u; rendr/randir] ‘shield, shield-rim...’Rand 22/1

sík (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘fish, ?channel...’síks 22/1

sól (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir] ‘sun...’sólar 22/8

stórr (adj.) ‘large, great...’stœrri 22/3

strangr (adj.) ‘strong...’ — 22/4

styrr (noun m.) [°dat. -] ‘battle...’ — 22/3

svellir (noun m.) ‘increaser, sweller ...’ — 22/2

3und (prep.) ‘under, underneath...’ — 22/8

1vegr (noun m.) [°-s/-ar, dat. -i/-; -ar/-ir, gen. -a/-na, acc. -a/-i/-u] ‘way, path, side...’veg 22/8

2vinna (verb) ‘perform, work...’ — 22/7

þreifa (verb) ‘feel with hand...’þreifsk 22/3

ættstórr (adj.) ‘[high-born]...’ — 22/5


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