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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Not published: do not cite (Innsteinn InnkvVIII (Hálf))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, 330

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13 — Innsteinn Innkv 13VIII (Hálf 33)

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Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 33 (Innsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Innsteinskviða 13)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 330.

Snúiz snarliga         snyrtidrengir
út ór eldi         með auðbrota.
Enginn er ýta,         sá er æ lifir;
mun ekki baugbroti         við bana kvíða.

Snyrtidrengir snúiz snarliga út ór eldi með {auðbrota}. Er enginn ýta, sá er lifir æ; {baugbroti} mun ekki kvíða við bana.

May the gallant warriors turn quickly out of the fire with {the treasure-breaker} [GENEROUS RULER = Hálfr]. There is no man who lives forever; {the ring-breaker} [GENEROUS RULER = Hálfr] will not be apprehensive of death.

Mss: 2845(36v) (Hálf)

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga VII 5: AII, 262, BII, 282-3, Skald II, 148; Hálf 1864, 24, Hálf 1909, 109, FSGJ 2, 116, Hálf 1981, 124, 184; Edd. Min. 37.

Notes: [All]: The kennings auðbroti ‘the treasure-breaker’ (l. 4) and baugbroti ‘the ring-breaker’ (l. 7) are of a common type denoting a generous ruler; see Meissner 326-7. Both the compounds auðbroti and snyrtidrengir ‘the gallant warriors’ (l. 2) occur in the late C12th or early C13th Bjbp Jóms 10/5I and 39/2I  respectively, describing the gallant behaviour of the Jómsvíkingar. The cpd snyrtidrengr also occurs at GunnLeif Merl II 36/4 and Ǫrv 99/7.

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