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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hróksv Hrkv 27VIII (Hálf 77)

Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 77 (Hrókr inn svarti, Hrókskviða 27)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 363.

Hrókr inn svartiHrókskviða

text and translation

Hér þykki ek nú         í Hakaveldi
hornungr vera         hverrar þjóðar.
Allir eigu         innar at sitja
hálfargir menn         en Hálfsrekkar.

Ek þykki nú vera hornungr hverrar þjóðar hér í Hakaveldi. Allir hálfargir menn eigu at sitja innar en Hálfsrekkar.
‘I now seem to be an outcast amongst all people here in Haki’s realm. All half-cowardly men are entitled to sit futher inwards than Hálfr’s champions.

notes and context



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 IX 27: AII, 269, BII, 291, Skald II, 153; Hálf 1864, 39, Hálf 1909, 130-1, FSGJ 2, 132, Hálf 1981, 135, 197; Edd. Min. 48.


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