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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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HSt Frag 7III

Edith Marold (ed.) 2017, ‘Hallar-Steinn, Fragments 7’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 209.


text and translation

Flaug, en firnabjúgir,
foldar hnegg at seggjum,
fjarðelds fleygi-Nirðir
fellu skjótt at velli.

{Hnegg foldar} flaug at seggjum, en {firnabjúgir fleygi-Nirðir {fjarðelds}} fellu skjótt at velli.
‘The heart of the earth [STONE] flew at men, and the overly stooping throwing-Nirðir <gods> of fjord-fire [GOLD > GENEROUS MEN] fell quickly on the field.

notes and context

See Context to Frag 6.



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, 2. b. Af et digt om Skáldhelgi(?) 6: AI, 553, BI, 535, Skald I, 260; LaufE 1979, 398.


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