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HSt Rst 30I

Rolf Stavnem (ed.) 2012, ‘Hallar-Steinn, Rekstefja 30’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 932.

Hallar-SteinnRekstefja
293031

text and translation

Spell vann (sparðit stillir)
spjótrunns (skaða bótir)
meingarðr margra jarða
mikit dýrligri skikkju.
Goðvefr gerðisk jǫfri
grôn ok skinn á hônum
sjónfagr svipstund eina
síðan jafn eða fríðri.

{Meingarðr margra jarða} vann mikit spell dýrligri skikkju {spjótrunns}; stillir sparðit bótir skaða. Síðan gerðisk jǫfri sjónfagr goðvefr ok grôn skinn á hônum jafn eða fríðri eina svipstund.
 
‘The harmful enclosure of many lands [SEA] did great harm to the splendid cloak of the spear-tree [WARRIOR = Þorkell]; the ruler did not hold back from remedying the damage. After that the beautiful precious cloth and the grey fur on it became for the ruler the same or even finer in a single moment.

notes and context

See also st. 29. The sea-water has ruined Þorkell’s cloak. The king lays his hand on it and in a moment the cloak is dry and as good as before, or better.

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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: Hallar-Steinn, 1. Rekstefja 30: AI, 551, BI, 532-3, Skald I, 259; ÓT 1958-2000, II, 234 (ch. 238), Flat 1860-8, I, 467; SHI 3, 262-5, CPB II, 299, Wisén 1886-9, I, 49, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 164, Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 276-8.

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