Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.



Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Útsteinn Útkv 2VIII (Hálf 41)

Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 41 (Útsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Útsteinskviða 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 337.

Útsteinn GunnlaðarsonÚtsteinskviða

text and translation

Sigrs vænti ek mér         sýnu betra,
en Úlfr vili         æskja Steini.
Yðr mun snimma         at sverðtogi
hauss um högginn         en háls roðinn.

Ek vænti mér sýnu betra sigrs, en Úlfr vili æskja Steini. Hauss yðr mun snimma um högginn en háls roðinn at {sverðtogi}.
‘I expect for myself a much better victory than Úlfr may wish for Steinn. Your head will soon be struck off and your neck reddened at the sword-drawing [BATTLE].

notes and context

This stanza is introduced by the words: Útsteinn kvað ‘Útsteinn 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 VIII 4: AII, 263, BII, 284, Skald II, 149; Hálf 1864, 27, Hálf 1909, 115, FSGJ 2, 120, Hálf 1981, 187; Edd. Min. 71.


Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.


Stanza/chapter/text segment

Use the buttons at the top of the page to navigate between stanzas in a poem.

Information tab

Interactive tab

The text and translation are given here, with buttons to toggle whether the text is shown in the verse order or prose word order. Clicking on indiviudal words gives dictionary links, variant readings, kennings and notes, where relevant.

Full text tab

This is the text of the edition in a similar format to how the edition appears in the printed volumes.

Chapter/text segment

This view is also used for chapters and other text segments. Not all the headings shown are relevant to such sections.