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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 21 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, 901

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4 — HSt Rst 4I

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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 Fvll snart fręknv hiar | ta . fridr þengill let sidan . híoʀgall ho᷎ldar | fellv hefnt síns fꜹdvr efndi . blodꜹgr | bragníngr þiodar . brandr gall ꜳ́ irlandi o | trꜷt eínskrar drottar . alldr spelli fra ek vall ⸝⸝ da |   [VEÞ]  edit 
 61 Bloðugr bragníngs þiodar . brandr gall ꜳ eng landi . | oddr ioð enskra lyða . alldr spelli fra ek uallda.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 54 Blodugr bragnings þiodar . bra | ndr gall a eínglandi · oddriodr enskra lyda · alldr | spelli fra ek vallda ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Bb Blod | ugr bragníngs þiodar brandr gall ꜳ einglandi . odd | ríodr enskra lyda alldrspellí fra ek ualda.   [VEÞ]  edit 
 62 Blodvgr bragnings þiodar brandr gallt a englandí oddíǫrd | enskra lyda alldr spelli fra ek vallda ·   [VEÞ]  edit 
 Flat blodugr brag | nings þiodar brandr gall a æinglande od medal enskra lyda alldr spe | lle fra ek uallda ·   [VEÞ]  edit 

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