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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hróksv Hrkv 12VIII (Hálf 62)

Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 62 (Hrókr inn svarti, Hrókskviða 12)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 353.

Hrókr inn svartiHrókskviða

góðir ‘good’

góðr (adj.): good


gram ‘the prince’

1. gramr (noun m.): ruler


sjálfum ‘himself’

sjalfr (adj.): self


Brynjólfr ‘Brynjólfr’

Brynjólfr (noun m.)


Bölverkr ‘Bǫlverkr’

Bǫlverkr (noun m.)


Erlingr ‘Erlingr’

Erlingr (noun m.): Erlingr


Ásláks ‘of Áslákr’

Áslákr (noun m.): Áslákr


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The prose text (Hálf 1981, 177, ch. 5, ll. 13-14, 17-18) mentions all of the warriors named here, though in a slightly different order: Áslákr hét ríkr bóndi. Hans synir váru þeir Egill ok Erlingr. Þeir váru ágætir menn. … [Þar váru] Börkr ok Brynjólfr, Bölverkr ok Haki … ‘Áslákr was the name of a powerful farmer. His sons were Egill and Erlingr. They were fine men. … [There were] Bǫrkr and Brynjólfr, Bǫlverkr and Haki …’.


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