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Runic Dictionary

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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, 927

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25 — HSt Rst 25I

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lemmatised words

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3at (prep.) ‘at, to...’ — 25/8

1ár (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. u/-; -ar/-ir(LandslBorg 151b²¹)] ‘oar...’ôrum 25/8

Baldr (noun m.) ‘[Baldr, Baldur]...’ — 25/5

dáð (noun f.) [°; -ir] ‘feat, deed...’dáða 25/7

3fár (adj.) [°compar. fǽrri/fárri(Mág² 11ˆ), superl. fǽstr] ‘few...’færi 25/2

fleinn (noun m.) [°dat. fleini] ‘spear...’flein 25/7

fleinrjóðr (noun m.) ‘spear-reddener...’ — 25/7

fleiri (adj. comp.) [°superl. flestr] ‘more, most...’flestra 25/7

frár (adj.) [°compar. -ri, superl. -vastr/-str] ‘agile, quick...’ — 25/8

fremja (verb) ‘advance, perform...’framði 25/4

2ganga (verb) [geng, gekk, gengu, genginn] ‘walk, go...’gekk 25/8

gnýlinnr (noun m.)gnýlinns 25/3

gnýr (noun m.) ‘din, tumult...’gný 25/3

1gramr (noun m.) ‘ruler...’ — 25/4

2Gǫndul (noun f.) ‘Gǫndul...’Gǫndlar 25/3

handsax (noun n.) ‘[with short-swords]...’handsǫxum 25/6

hvítr (adj.) [°-an; -ari, -astr] ‘white...’hvítra 25/5

hyrbaldr (noun m.) — 25/5

hyrr (noun m.) ‘fire...’Hyr 25/5

hǫnd (noun f.) [°handar, dat. hendi; hendr (hendir StatPáll³ 752¹²)] ‘hand...’hand 25/6

íþrótt (noun f.) ‘skill, accomplishment...’íþróttir 25/4

3leika (verb) ‘play...’lék 25/6

linnr (noun m.) ‘snake...’linns 25/3

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’ — 25/8

1rjóðr (noun m.) ‘reddener...’ — 25/7

runnr (noun m.) [°dat. -i/-; -ar] ‘bush, tree...’runna 25/3

2sax (noun n.) [°-; *-] ‘sword, prow...’sǫxum 25/6

1 (pron.) [°gen. þess, dat. þeim, acc. þann; f. sú, gen. þeirrar, acc. þá; n. þat, dat. því; pl. m. þeir, f. þǽ---] ‘that (one), those...’þær 25/2

senn (adv.) ‘at once...’ — 25/1

skjǫldr (noun m.) [°skjaldar/skildar, dat. skildi; skildir, acc. skjǫldu] ‘shield...’skjalda 25/5

telja (verb) ‘tell, count...’telk 25/2

tiggi (noun m.) [°-ja] ‘king...’tiggja 25/1

tveir (num. cardinal) ‘two...’Tvær 25/1

vandla (adv.) ‘completely, skilfully...’ — 25/6

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’es 25/2

1vinna (noun f.) [°-u; -ur] ‘achievement, deed...’vinnur 25/1

1vita (verb) ‘know...’veitk 25/2

 

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