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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hrókr inn svarti (Hróksv)

volume 8; ed. Hubert Seelow;

VIII. Hrókskviða (Hrkv) - 27

not in Skj

Hrókskviða — Hróksv HrkvVIII (Hálf)

Hubert Seelow (forthcoming), ‘ Hrókr inn svarti, Hrókskviða’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 28 May 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 349

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6 — Hróksv Hrkv 6VIII (Hálf 56)

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Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 56 (Hrókr inn svarti, Hrókskviða 6)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 349.

Mæla virðar,         þeir er vitu ekki,
at Hálfs frami         heimsku sætti.
Kann ekki sá         konung háleyskan,
er heimsku þrótt         honum eignaði.

Virðar, þeir er vitu ekki, mæla, at frami Hálfs sætti heimsku. Sá kann ekki háleyskan konung, er eignaði honum þrótt heimsku.

Those men, who do not know, say that Hálfr’s courage amounted to foolishness. He does not know the king from Hålogaland, who ascribed the valour of foolishness to him.

texts: Hálf 56

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga IX 6 (AII, 265; BII, 287); Skald II, 151; Hálf 1864, 32-3, Hálf 1909, 122, FSGJ 2, 125, Hálf 1981, 133, 191-2; Edd. Min. 45.


GKS 2845 4° (2845) 38r, 12 - 38r, 13 (Hálf)  transcr.  image  image  
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