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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hallr Snorrason (HSn)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Skj info: Hallr Snorrason, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 535-6, BI, 516-17).

Skj poems:
1. Af en drape om Magnus Erlingsson(?)
2. Lausavísur

Hallr Snorrason (HSn) is otherwise unknown. According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 255, 264, 277), he was one of Magnús Erlingsson’s poets. A possible fragment of a panegyric to Magnús (edited in SkP III) is preserved in SnE (Skm) and attributed to ‘Hallr’ (see HSn MagndrIII), whom scholars tend to identify with Hallr Snorrason (see SnE 1848-87, III, 643; LH 1894-1901, II, 76; Fidjestøl 1982, 160). Otherwise the only extant poetry by Hallr is the two lvv. below. The name of the poet is given in full in all mss.

Lausavísur — HSn LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Hallr Snorrason, Lausavísur’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 636-8.

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Skj: Hallr Snorrason: 2. Lausavísur (AI, 535-6, BI, 516-17)

SkP info: II, 636-7

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

1 — HSn Lv 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Hallr Snorrason, Lausavísur 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 636-7.

Glymvǫllu rístr gulli
(góðs stillis fǫr) Róða
Óláfssúð und auði
(auðgrimms) búin rauðu.
Nús œgr ór fǫr frægri
— fellr húfr í svig dúfu
svelldr — með sœmð ok mildi
siklingr kominn hingat.

Óláfssúð, búin rauðu gulli, rístr {glymvǫllu Róða} und auði; fǫr auðgrimms stillis [e]s góð. Nús œgr siklingr kominn hingat ór frægri fǫr með sœmð ok mildi; svelldr húfr fellr í svig dúfu.

Óláfssúð (‘Óláfr’s ship’), adorned with red gold, furrows {the resounding field of Róði <sea-king>} [SEA] bearing riches; the voyage of the wealth-fierce leader is good. Now the awe-inspiring lord has come here from the famous journey with glory and generosity; the bloated ship-side sinks into the curve of the billow.

texts: Flat 813, Sv 4

editions: Skj Hallr Snorrason: 2. Lausavísur 1 (AI, 535-6; BI, 516); Skald I, 252, NN §1983; ÍF 30, 102-3 (ch. 63), Sv 1920, 72, Flat 1860-8, II, 593, E 1916, 318, Sv 1910-86, 85.


AM 327 4° (327) 35r, 30 - 35v, 1 (Sv)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 151vb, 49 - 151vb, 49 (Sv)  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 91v, 8 - 91v, 10 (Sv)  image  
AM 81 a fol (81a) 19rb, 15 - 19rb, 19 (Sv)  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 178r - 178r (Lv)  image  
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