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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 17 October 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9 

SkP info: VIII, 340

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5 — Útsteinn Útkv 5VIII (Hálf 45)

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Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 45 (Útsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Útsteinskviða 5)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 340.

Fari Úlfs synir
út at berjaz,
átta drengir
við eitt höfuð.
Mun ekki stökkva,
þóat Steinn hafi
færa nokkut
í flokki lið.

 

Let Úlfr’s sons go outside to fight, eight men against one head. He [Steinn] will not flee, although Steinn has somewhat fewer people in his host.

notes: Útsteinn’s call for the sons of Úlfr to come out and fight him brings the verbal warfare to an abrupt end. Lines 5-8 emphasise the apparent inequality of the combat through their use of understatement.

texts: Hálf 45

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga VIII 8 (AII, 264; BII, 285); Skald II, 149; Hálf 1864, 29, Hálf 1909, 117, FSGJ 2, 121, Hálf 1981, 128, 188; Edd. Min. 72.

sources

GKS 2845 4° (2845) 37v, 6 - 37v, 7 (Hálf)  transcr.  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated