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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Útsteinn Innkv 1VIII (Hálf 27)

[3] fyrr í fólki ‘at the head of the host’: Editors print either fyrr í fólki (Hálf 1909) or fyrir í fólki (Skj B, Skald, Edd. Min.). The reading of ‘fyrí folki’ in 2845 as fyrr í fólki is supported by the fact that in the Hálfs saga text in 2845 there are two more instances where fyrr is written ‘fyr’; see P. B. Taylor (1965) for a similar phrase, fyrstr í fólki, in HHund I 53/7 (NK 138) and Hálf (1981, 119).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. NK = Neckel, Gustav and Hans Kuhn (1899), eds. 1983. Edda: Die Lieder des Codex Regius nebst verwandten Denkmälern. 2 vols. I: Text. 5th edn. Heidelberg: Winter.
  5. Taylor, A. B. 1965. ‘Eysteinn Haraldsson in the West, c. 1151: Oral Traditions and Written Record’. In Small 1965, 119-34.
  6. Edd. Min. = Heusler, Andreas and Wilhelm Ranisch, eds. 1903. Eddica Minora: Dichtungen eddischer Art aus den Fornaldarsögur und anderen Prosawerken. Dortmund: Ruhfus. Rpt. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft.
  7. Hálf 1909 = Andrews, A. Le Roy, ed. 1909. Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka. ASB 14. Halle: Niemeyer.
  8. Internal references
  9. 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 303. <> (accessed 5 August 2021)
  10. Not published: do not cite ()


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