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Hrókr inn svarti (Hróksv)

volume 8; ed. Hubert Seelow;

VIII. Hrókskviða (Hrkv) - 27

Hrókskviða — Hróksv HrkvVIII (Hálf)

Not published: do not cite (Hróksv HrkvVIII (Hálf))

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SkP info: VIII, 352

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10 — Hróksv Hrkv 10VIII (Hálf 60)

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Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 60 (Hrókr inn svarti, Hrókskviða 10)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 352.

Váru ekki svá margir
menn á skeiðum,
at vér á flótta
fyrri* heldim,
þó at miklu lið
minna hefðim,
svá at ellifu
einum gegndi.


There were not so many men on the warships that we would take to flight earlier, although we had a much smaller host, so that eleven encountered one.

notes: According to the prose text (Hálf 1981, ch. 5, 178, l. 36), Hálfr never had more than sixty men on board his ship.

texts: Hálf 60

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga IX 10 (AII, 266; BII, 288); Skald II, 151; Hálf 1864, 34, Hálf 1909, 123-4, FSGJ 2, 126-7, Hálf 1981, 133, 192-3; Edd. Min. 45.


GKS 2845 4° (2845) 38r, 19 - 38r, 21 (Hálf)  transcr.  image  image  
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