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Útsteinn Gunnlaðarson (Útsteinn)

volume 8; ed. Hubert Seelow;

VIII. Útsteinskviða (Útkv) - 9

Útsteinskviða — Útsteinn ÚtkvVIII (Hálf)

Not published: do not cite (Útsteinn ÚtkvVIII (Hálf))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9 

SkP info: VIII, 341

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7 — Útsteinn Útkv 7VIII (Hálf 47)

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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.

em ek inn kominn
Úlfi at segja,
at hans synir
höggnir liggja.
fari, Eysteinn,
ef ér vilið,
fleiri at freista
við fleina við.

 

Now I have come in to tell Úlfr that his sons lie slain. Now let more [men] go to try [their strength] against {the tree of spears}, [WARRIOR = Útsteinn] Eysteinn, if you wish.

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.

sources

GKS 2845 4° (2845) 37v, 11 - 37v, 13 (Hálf)  transcr.  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated