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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Innsteinn Innkv 8VIII (Hálf 28)

Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 28 (Innsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Innsteinskviða 8)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 326.

Innsteinn GunnlaðarsonInnsteinskviða

text and translation

Hlítt hefir fylkir         í förum úti
mínum ráðum         mörgu sinni.
Nú kveð ek öngu,         er ek mæli,
hlýða vilja,         sízt hingat kómum.

Fylkir hefir mörgu sinni hlítt ráðum mínum í förum úti. Nú kveð ek hlýða vilja öngu, er ek mæli, sízt kómum hingat.
‘The prince has many times trusted my advice while on journeys out at sea. Now I declare [him] unwilling to listen to anything I say since we have come here.

notes and context

This stanza is introduced by the words: Innsteinn kvað ‘Innsteinn said’.


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga VI 15: AII, 261, BII, 281, Skald II, 147; Hálf 1864, 21, Hálf 1909, 106, FSGJ 2, 114, Hálf 1981, 182-3; Edd. Min. 35.


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