Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 46 (Útsteinn Gunnlaðarson, Útsteinskviða 6)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 341.
Hálfr, dreymði mik, hvatti, at ek berðumz,
ok kvez mér frækn konungr fylgja skyldu,
— hefir mér gramr verit góðr í draumi —
hvar sem vér orrostu eiga skyldum.
Dreymði mik, Hálfr hvatti, at ek berðumz, ok frækn konungr kvez mér fylgja skyldu, hvar sem vér skyldum eiga orrostu; gramr hefir verit mér góðr í draumi.
‘I dreamed Hálfr urged that I should fight, and the valiant king said that he would follow me, wherever we [I] should have a battle; the prince has been good to me in my dream. ’
Útsteinn now reveals that he has had a dream in which his fallen leader Hálfr has appeared, urging him to fight, and offering his personal support.
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.
Hálfr, †dreym† mik,
hvatti, at ek berðumz,
ok kvez mér frækn konungr
— hefir mér gramr verit
góðr í draumi —
hvar vér orrostu
Halfur dreym ǀ míg huatí at ek berdumzt ok kuezt mer fræ̋kn kongr fylgia sky ǀ lldu hefer mer gramur uerít godr j draumí huar uær orustu eiga skylldum |
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