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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Innsteinn Gunnlaðarson (Innsteinn)

volume 8; ed. Hubert Seelow;

VIII. Innsteinskviða (Innkv) - 17

not in Skj

Innsteinskviða — Innsteinn InnkvVIII (Hálf)

Not published: do not cite (Innsteinn InnkvVIII (Hálf))

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SkP info: VIII, 325

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7 — Innsteinn Innkv 7VIII (Hálf 26)

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Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 26 (Innsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Innsteinskviða 7)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 325.

Hlýði Hrókar
í her konungs
orðum mínum,
Útsteinn þriði.
Göngum allir
upp frá ströndu;
kunnum ekki
konungs mál um þat.


May the Hrókar in the king’s host listen to my words, Útsteinn as the third one. Let us all go up from the shore; let us not hold the king’s words at fault for that.

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

notes: [1-4]: Innsteinn addresses the two Hrókar ‘Rooks’ (the brothers Hrókr inn svarti ‘Rook the Black’ and Hrókr inn hvíti ‘Rook the White’) and his own brother Útsteinn, referring to him as þriði ‘the third one’. As the reading ok her kóngr in 2845 would suggest that Innsteinn addresses four persons, eds emend l. 2 to ok herr konungs (Skj B; Skald) or í her konungs (Hálf 1909; FSGJ; Edd. Min.).

texts: Hálf 26

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga VI 13 (AII, 260-1; BII, 281); Skald II, 147; Hálf 1864, 20, Hálf 1909, 105-6, FSGJ 2, 113, Hálf 1981, 118-19, 182; Edd. Min. 35.


GKS 2845 4° (2845) 36r, 17 - 36r, 18 (Hálf)  transcr.  image  image  
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