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Innsteinn Gunnlaðarson (Innsteinn)

volume 8; ed. Hubert Seelow;

VIII. Innsteinskviða (Innkv) - 17

Innsteinskviða — Innsteinn InnkvVIII (Hálf)

Hubert Seelow (forthcoming), ‘ Innsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Innsteinskviða’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3291> (accessed 25 September 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17 

SkP info: VIII, 322

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5 — Innsteinn Innkv 5VIII (Hálf 22)

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Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 22 (Innsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Innsteinskviða 5)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 322.

Enn dreymði mik         öðru sinni;
hugða ek á öxlum         elda brenna.
Gruna tek ek nökkut,         at þat gott viti;
hvat kveðr þú, þengill,         þann draum vita?

Enn dreymði mik öðru sinni; ek hugða elda brenna á öxlum. Ek tek gruna nökkut, at þat viti gott; hvat kveðr þú, þengill, þann draum vita?

I dreamed again a second time; I thought fires were burning on the shoulders [of our men]. I am becoming rather doubtful that this is a good omen; what do you say, king, that dream means?

Mss: 2845(36r) (Hálf)

Readings: [7] kveðr: ‘kuad’ 2845    [8] þann: om. 2845

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga VI 9: AII, 260, BII, 280, Skald II, 147; Hálf 1864, 19, Hálf 1909, 103-4, FSGJ 2, 111-12, Hálf 1981, 181; Edd. Min. 34.

Context: This stanza is introduced by the words: Innsteinn kvað ‘Innsteinn said’.

Notes: [3] á öxlum ‘on the shoulders [of our men]’: Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) interprets the phrase to refer to Innsteinn’s own shoulders, but this seems a less likely interpretation than one that envisages fire affecting the whole group of men (cf. st. 21/6 öðlings vinum ‘the prince’s friends’).

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