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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 24 January 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, 935

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33 — HSt Rst 33I

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lemmatised words

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af (prep.) ‘from...’ — 33/2

allr (adj.) ‘all...’alla 33/5

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 33/6

betri (adj. comp.) [°superl. beztr/baztr; pos. „ góðr adj.] ‘better, best...’beztu 33/3

bjóða (verb) [°býðr; bauð, buðu; boðinn (buð- Thom¹ 5²n.)] ‘offer, order, invite...’bauð 33/2

ból (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘dwelling...’bóls 33/8

bragningr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘prince, ruler...’bragningi 33/4

byrr (noun m.) [°-jar/-s; -ir, acc. -i/-u(SigrVal 188¹³)] ‘favourable wind...’byr 33/3

byrtjald (noun n.)byrtjalds 33/3

eljun (noun f.) [°eljunar] ‘energy...’ — 33/6

eljunfimr (adj.) ‘[May vigorous]...’ — 33/6

fagna (verb) [°-að-] ‘welcome, rejoice...’fagni 33/4

fimr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘agile, deft...’ — 33/6

1gramr (noun m.) ‘ruler...’gram 33/8

1guð (noun m.) [°***guðrs, guðis, gus] ‘(Christian) God...’goð 33/4

2heill (noun n.) [°; -] ‘fortune...’heilli 33/3

heimr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i/-; -ar] ‘home, abode; world...’heimi 33/2

himinn (noun m.) [°himins, dat. himni; himnar] ‘heaven, sky...’himnum 33/6

ítr (adj.) ‘glorious...’ — 33/8

ítrból (noun n.) ‘[splendid lair]...’ítrbóls 33/8

Kristr (noun m.) [°-s/-, dat. -i; -ar] ‘Christ...’ — 33/2

lauss (adj.) [°compar. lausari] ‘loose, free, without...’laust 33/5

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 33/8

Óláfr (noun m.) ‘Óláfr...’Óláfr 33/7

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...’þeim 33/2

sól (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir] ‘sun...’sólar 33/8

strangr (adj.) ‘strong...’strǫngum 33/1

1sæla (noun f.) [°-u; -ur] ‘bliss...’sælu 33/7

tjald (noun n.) [°-s; *-] ‘tent, awning...’tjalds 33/3

ygglauss (adj.) ‘[without fear]...’Ygglaust 33/5

2yggr (adj.) ‘[a doubt]...’Ygg 33/5

þengill (noun m.) ‘prince, ruler...’ — 33/1

þiggja (verb) ‘receive, get...’þiggi 33/5

þróttarstrangr (adj.)þróttarstrǫngum 33/1

þróttr (noun m.) ‘strength, might, valour...’þróttar 33/1

œðri (adj. comp.) ‘nobler, higher...’œzta 33/7


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