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HSt Rst 3I

Rolf Stavnem (ed.) 2012, ‘Hallar-Steinn, Rekstefja 3’ 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. 900.

Hallar-SteinnRekstefja
234

text and translation

Senn ǫll síðan runnu
snekkjubǫrð ór Gǫrðum
hermǫrg hôla tǫrguð
hildings und gram mildum.
Vestrlǫnd, virða kindir,
verfôkum lét herjat
aldyggr arfi Tryggva
Óláfr, ok klauf stôlum.

Síðan runnu hermǫrg snekkjubǫrð hildings, hôla tǫrguð, ǫll senn ór Gǫrðum und mildum gram. {Aldyggr arfi Tryggva}, Óláfr, lét herjat vestrlǫnd {verfôkum}, ok klauf kindir virða stôlum.
 
‘Then a great many ship-stems of the prince, splendidly equipped with shields, sped from Russia all at the same time, under the generous ruler. The most excellent heir of Tryggvi [= Óláfr], Óláfr, harried the western lands with sea-steeds [SHIPS] and slashed the sons of men with steel weapons.

notes and context

Óláfr sails from Russia to Denmark, then crosses the sea west to the British Isles.  

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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 4: AI, 544, BI, 526, Skald I, 256, NN §§2093, 3396A; ÓT 1958-2000, I, 159 (ch. 77), Flat 1860-8, I, 119; SHI 3, 246-7, CPB II, 296, Wisén 1886-9, I, 46, Finnur Jónsson 1893b, 164, Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 195-9.

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