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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, 933

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31 — HSt Rst 31I

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lemmatised words

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(non-lexical) (unclassified)jartegnir 31/2

allr (adj.) ‘all...’allra 31/1

bjartr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘bright...’bjartar 31/2

dáð (noun f.) [°; -ir] ‘feat, deed...’dáða 31/1

dimmr (adj.) [°superl. -astr] ‘dark...’dimmt 31/4

dróttinn (noun m.) [°dróttins, dat. dróttni (drottini [$1049$]); dróttnar] ‘lord, master...’dróttins 31/7

dvergr (noun m.) [°-s; -ar] ‘dwarf...’dverg 31/3

dvergregn (noun n.)dvergregn* 31/3

dyggð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘virtue...’dyggðar 31/8

dýrð (noun f.) [°-ar/-a(NoDipl(1279) 44²ˆ); -ir] ‘glory...’dýrðar 31/3

dǫglingr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘king, ruler...’ — 31/7

1engill (noun m.) [°engils; englar] ‘angel...’englum 31/7

fagr (adj.) [°fagran; compar. fegri, superl. fegrstr] ‘fair, beautiful...’fegri 31/5

fimmti (num. ordinal) ‘fifth...’fimta 31/4

fúss (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘eager, willing...’ — 31/8

hús (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘house...’húsi 31/8

2inn (art.) ‘the...’it 31/4

í (prep.) ‘in, into...’ — 31/4, 31/8

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 31/6

megna (verb) ‘strengthen...’megnum 31/3

prýða (verb) ‘adorn...’prýddum 31/6

regn (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘rain...’regn* 31/3

1rjóðr (noun m.) ‘reddener...’ — 31/1

sigrgjarn (adj.) ‘[victory-willing]...’ — 31/5

2sinn (noun n.) [°?dat. -] ‘time...’ — 31/4

2sjá (verb) ‘see...’sénn 31/6

2skrýða (verb) ‘adorn, clothe...’skrýddr 31/6

sól (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir] ‘sun...’sólu 31/5

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’vas 31/6

2vinna (verb) ‘perform, work...’vann 31/2

ǫr (noun f.) [°dat. -/-u; ǫrvar/ǫrar] ‘arrow...’ — 31/1

ǫrrjóðr (noun m.) — 31/1

 

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