Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 47 (Útsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Útsteinskviða 7)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 341.
context: The stanza is preceded by a short prose paragraph: Þá gengu þeir Úlfssynir ok Útsteinn út ok börðuzt. Hann drap alla
Úlfssonu ok gekk síðan inn fyrir kóng ok kvað ‘Then Úlfr’s sons and Útsteinn
went outside and fought. He killed all Úlfr’s sons and then went in before the
king and said’.
notes: [5-6]: There is no alliteration in these lines, and this is
likely to have been caused by the introduction of the later form of the 2nd
pers. pl. nom. pronoun þér rather
than the older ér in l. 6. Most eds
have normalised to the older form.
texts: ‹Hálf 47›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga VIII 10 (AII, 264; BII, 285); Skald II, 150; Hálf 1864, 29-30, Hálf 1909, 117-18, FSGJ 2, 122, Hálf 1981, 131, 189; Edd. Min. 73.