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Eysteinn konungr (Eystk)

volume 8; ed. Hubert Seelow;

VIII. Útsteinskviða (Útkv) - 1

Útsteinskviða — Eystk ÚtkvVIII (Hálf)

Not published: do not cite (Eystk ÚtkvVIII (Hálf))

stanzas:  1 

SkP info: VIII, 342

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1 — Eystk Útkv 1VIII (Hálf 48)

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Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 48 (Eysteinn konungr, Útsteinskviða 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 342.

Sjálft mun letja         slíks at freista;
Hálfs eru rekkar         hverjum meiri.
Þik veit ek manna         miklu fremstan,
einn snjallastan,         er þú átta vátt.

Sjálft mun letja at freista slíks; rekkar Hálfs eru meiri hverjum. Ek veit þik miklu fremstan manna, einn snjallastan, er þú vátt átta.

It is self-evidently futile to try such a thing; Hálfr’s champions are superior to everyone. I know you [to be] by far the foremost of men, one of the most valiant, because you slew eight men.

texts: Hálf 48

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga VIII 11 (AII, 264; BII, 285-6); Skald II, 150, NN §3190; Hálf 1864, 30, Hálf 1909, 118, FSGJ 2, 122, Hálf 1981, 131, 189; Edd. Min. 73.


GKS 2845 4° (2845) 37v, 13 - 37v, 15 (Hálf)  transcr.  image  image  
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