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Útsteinn Gunnlaðarson (Útsteinn)

volume 8; ed. Hubert Seelow;

VIII. Útsteinskviða (Útkv) - 9

Útsteinskviða — Útsteinn ÚtkvVIII (Hálf)

Hubert Seelow (forthcoming), ‘ Útsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Útsteinskviða’ 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=3293> (accessed 27 October 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9 

SkP info: VIII, 337

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2 — Útsteinn Útkv 2VIII (Hálf 41)

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Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 41 (Útsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Útsteinskviða 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 337.

Sigrs vænti ek mér         sýnu betra,
en Úlfr vili         æskja Steini.
Yðr mun snimma         at sverðtogi
hauss um högginn         en háls roðinn.

Ek vænti mér sýnu betra sigrs, en Úlfr vili æskja Steini. Hauss yðr mun snimma um högginn en háls roðinn at {sverðtogi}.

I expect for myself a much better victory than Úlfr may wish for Steinn. Your head will soon be struck off and your neck reddened at {the sword-drawing} [BATTLE].

Mss: 2845(37r) (Hálf)

Readings: [6] at: ‘a’ 2845

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga VIII 4: AII, 263, BII, 284, Skald II, 149; Hálf 1864, 27, Hálf 1909, 115, FSGJ 2, 120, Hálf 1981, 187; Edd. Min. 71.

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

Notes: [4] Steini ‘for Steinn’: That is, for himself, Útsteinn. On the names Innsteinn and Útsteinn, see Hálf 26/4 and Note there. — [6] at sverðtogi ‘at the sword-drawing [BATTLE]’: The kenning sverðtog for ‘battle’, listed by Meissner 192, occurs also in SnSt Ht 54/6III. The emendation of ms. ‘a’ to at reflects normal Old Norse usage when expressing the idea of location ‘at’ a battle. — [7] högginn: Given as hǫggvinn by Skj B, Skald, Hálf 1909 and Edd. Min., höggvinn in FSGJ. Both forms of the p. p. are recorded (cf. Fritzner: höggva).

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