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Hálfr Hjǫrleifsson (Hálfr)

volume 8; ed. Hubert Seelow;

VIII. Innsteinskviða (Innkv) - 6

Innsteinskviða — Hálfr InnkvVIII (Hálf)

Not published: do not cite (Hálfr InnkvVIII (Hálf))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6 

SkP info: VIII, 321

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4 — Hálfr Innkv 4VIII (Hálf 21)

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Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 21 (Hálfr Hjǫrleifsson, Innsteinskviða 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 321.

Hrynja um herðar,         þeim er hamalt fylkja
grams verðungu,         gyldnar brynjur.
Þat mun á öxlum         öðlings vinum
ljóst at líta,         sem logi brenni.

Gyldnar brynjur hrynja um herðar, þeim er fylkja hamalt verðungu grams. Þat mun ljóst at líta á öxlum vinum öðlings, sem logi brenni.

Gilded byrnies fall around the shoulders of those who draw up the prince’s retinue in a wedge-shaped phalanx. A brightness will be clearly seen on the shoulders of the prince’s friends, as if a flame were burning.

texts: Hálf 21

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga VI 8 (AII, 260; BII, 280); Skald II, 147, NN §118, FF §25; Hálf 1864, 19, Hálf 1909, 104, FSGJ 2, 112, Hálf 1981, 181; Edd. Min. 34­-5.


GKS 2845 4° (2845) 36r, 6 - 36r, 8 (Hálf)  transcr.  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated