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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 23 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, 929

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27 — HSt Rst 27I

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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 Annar odlíngs manna o kvidínn | red sidan stigr vard stala sveigi strangr i biarg | at ganga . hatt fiall hvorki matti . hans var lif | þrotid klifa . eld rvdr olna foldar . vpp ęda | nídr fra midiv.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 61 arr oðlings manna . okviðinn reð siþan . stígr vard stala sveí | gi . strangr i bergh at ganga . hꜳ?tt fiall hvarki matti . hans var líf þrotít klíf | a . elld rvðr aulna folldar . vpp eða niðr fra miðíu.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 53 Annaʀ auðlings manna okuíðínn ríe | ð siðar · stigr varð stala sueígí strangr íberg at gan | ga · hatt fíall huarg??k?í mattí · hers var líf þrotið kli | fa · elldruðr aulna folldaʀ · vpp eða niðr fra míð | íu ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 54 Annaʀ audlings manna · okuidinn ręd sidan · stígr | vard sta?la sueigi · strangr i berg at ganga · hatt fí | iall huorki mattí · hans var lif þrotid klífa · elldaudr | aulna folldar · upp eda nidr fra midíu ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Bb Annar ꜷdlín | gs manna. okvidín red sidan. stigr var stala sveigi. strangr | i berg at ganga. hatt fiall hvorcki matti. hans var lif | þrotid klifa. elld ꜷdr ꜹllna folldar. vpp ęda nídr | fra midiv.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Flat Annarr odlíngs manna okuidinn ʀed sidan · stígr | uard stala sueíge strangt j berg at ganga · hátt fiall hu ?or?ke | matti hans uar lif þrotít klífa elldrudr o᷎lna folldar upp edr nídr | fra mídíu ·   [VEÞ]  edit 

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