This interface will soon cease to be publicly available. Use the new interface instead. Click here to switch over now.

Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.

Data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas

login: password: stay logged in: help

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. . <> (accessed 18 September 2021)

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

SkP info: VIII, 328

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

10 — Innsteinn Innkv 10VIII (Hálf 30)

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 30 (Innsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Innsteinskviða 10)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 328.

Hins fýsi ek nú,         at Hálfr vaki,
er ekki af eklu         eldar kynd*ir.
Áttu, menbrjótr,         mági þínum
grimmlunduðum         gjafir at launa.

Nú fýsi ek hins, at Hálfr vaki, eldar er ekki kynd*ir af eklu. Áttu, {menbrjótr}, at launa grimmlunduðum mági þínum gjafir.

Now I advise that Hálfr should wake up, the fires are not lit scantily. You, {necklace-breaker} [GENEROUS RULER], have to reward your cruel-minded kinsman for his gifts.

Mss: 2845(36v) (Hálf)

Readings: [4] kynd*ir: kyndnir 2845

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga VII 2: AII, 261, BII, 282, Skald II, 148; Hálf 1864, 23, Hálf 1909, 107-8, FSGJ 2, 115, Hálf 1981, 183; Edd. Min. 36.

Notes: [All]: On the discrepancy between this stanza and the prose text, see Hálf 29, Note to [All]. — [2] vaki ‘should wake up’: Cf. Anon Bjark 1/5III vaki æ ok vaki ‘wake now and wake’. This is one of the rare instances, where the verb vaka ‘be awake’ has the meaning of the inchoative verb vakna ‘awaken, wake up’. See Fritzner: vaka, vakna. — [3] er ‘are’: Lit. ‘is’. The subject of the verb (eldar ‘fires’) is pl., but the verb sg.  It is not uncommon for the sg. of the 3rd pers. to be used with a pl. subject if the subject follows the verb or is separated from it by several words, as here; cf. NS §66 Anm. 3. — [3] af eklu ‘scantily’: Lit. ‘from scarcity’. That is, there are a great many fires around. — [5-8]: This helmingr is bitterly ironic in view of Hálfr’s protestations in part 1 of Innkv that Ásmundr, his cruel-minded kinsman, was acting generously and peacefully in inviting him and the Hálfsrekkar to a feast.

Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated