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Halldórr skvaldri (Hskv)

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

III. Fragment (Frag) - 1

Halldórr skvaldri (Hskv) is otherwise unknown. True to his nickname, skvaldri ‘Prattler’, Halldórr is said to have composed about numerous rulers and noblemen, but little of that poetry has been preserved. According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 252, 254-5, 258, 260, 262-3, 267, 272, 276-7, 283), he commemorated the following persons: Sóni Ívarsson, jarl of Götaland (c. 1100), King Magnús berfœttr ‘Barelegs’ Óláfsson of Norway (d. 1103) and his sons, King Sigurðr jórsalafari ‘Jerusalem-farer’ (d. 1130) and King Haraldr gilli(-kristr) ‘Servant (of Christ)’ (d. 1136), King Eiríkr eymuni ‘the Long-remembered’ of Denmark (d. 1137), the Swed. jarl Karl Sónason (c. 1140), King Sørkvir Kolsson of Sweden (c. 1150), King Ingi Haraldsson of Norway (d. 1161) and the Swed. jarl Jón Sørkvisson. See SnE 1848-87, III, 367-70. What survives of Halldórr’s poetic oeuvre are two poems about Sigurðr jórsalafari (Hskv Útkv, 1 st.; Hskv Útdr, 12 sts) one poem about Haraldr gilli (Hskv Hardr, 5 sts), and a fragment of an encomium (Hskv FragIII), which has been edited in SkP III.

Fragment — Hskv FragIII

Kari Ellen Gade 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Halldórr skvaldri, Fragment’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 210.

stanzas:  1 

SkP info: III, 210

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1 — Hskv Frag 1III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Halldórr skvaldri, Fragment 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 210.

Ér knôttuð þar þeira
(þú vast aldregi) — skjaldar
leygr þaut of sjǫt — (sigri
sviptr) gørsemum skipta.

Þar knôttuð ér skipta gørsemum þeira; þú vast aldregi sviptr sigri; {leygr skjaldar} þaut of sjǫt.

There you could divide their treasures; you were never deprived of victory; {the flame of the shield} [SWORD] howled around the host.

texts: Skm 383, SnE 385

editions: Skj Haldórr skvaldri: 2. Útfarardrápa 12 (AI, 488; BI, 460); Skald I, 226, NN §§1158, 2481H; SnE 1848-87, I, 510-11, II, 355, 454, 537, 603, III, 107, SnE 1931, 178, SnE 1998, I, 99.

sources

Traj 1374x (Tx) 40v, 11 - 40v, 11 (SnE)  image  
DG 11 (U) 40v - 40v (SnE)  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 13v, 33 - 13v, 34 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 757 a 4° (B) 6r, 31 - 6r, 32 (SnE)  image  image  image  image  
AM 744 4°x (744x) 38v - 39r (SnE)  image  
AM 748 II 4° (C) 8r, 19 - 8r, 20 (SnE)  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated