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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson (RvHbreiðm)

12th century;

III. Háttalykill (Hl) - 84

Skj info: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson (AI, 512-528, BI, 487-508).

Skj poems:
Háttalykill

notes
No biography, so editor and volume are not set in this entry.

Háttalykill (‘The old key to verse-forms’) — RvHbreiðm HlIII

Kari Ellen Gade 2017, ‘ Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1001. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1347> (accessed 22 September 2021)

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Skj: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson: Háttalykill, o. 1145 (AI, 512-28, BI, 487-508); stanzas (if different): 1b | 2a | 2b | 3a | 3b | 4a | 4b | 5a | 5b | 6a | 6b | 7a | 7b | 8a | 8b | 9a | 9b | 10a | 10b | 11a | 11b | 12a | 12b | 13a | 13b | 14a | 14b | 15a | 15b | 16a | 16b | 17a | 17b | 18a | 18b | 19a | 19b | 20a | 20b | 21a | 21b | 22a | 22b | 23a | 23b | 24a | 24b | 25a | 25b | 26a | 26b | 27a | 27b | 28a | 28b | 29a | 29b | 30a | 30b | 31a | 31b | 32a | 32b | 33a | 33b | 34a | 34b | 35a | 35b | 36a | 36b | 37a | 37b | 38a | 38b | 39a | 39b | 40a | 40b | 41a | 41b

SkP info: III, 1030

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22 — RvHbreiðm Hl 22III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 22’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1030.

Vas með víg …
… kunni;
ǫrn kom at ylgjar brunni
….
Beit ór hauka hlunni
hjalms …
œgði orma grunni;
ulfs kom …

Vas með víg … kunni; ǫrn kom at {brunni ylgjar} … Beit ór {hlunni hauka} hjalms … ; œgði {grunni orma}; kom ulfs …

Was with battle … knew; the eagle came to {the spring of the she-wolf} [BLOOD] … Bit from {the prop of the hawk} [HAND] the helmet’s … ; he terrorised {the shallows of serpents} [GOLD]; came the wolf’s …

Mss: papp25ˣ(42v), R683ˣ(127v)

Readings: [3] brunni: ‘…’ papp25ˣ, R683ˣ    [7] œgði: ‘æfde han’ papp25ˣ, R683ˣ

Editions: Skj: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 11b: AI, 516, BI, 492, Skald I, 241; Hl 1941, 35, 57-8.

Context: As st. 21 above.

Notes: [1-2, 4]: The readings of these lines cannot be restored. Skj B and Skald do not attempt to reconstruct the missing parts, and Finnur Jónsson and Kock reproduce the normalised ms. readings as in the present edn. Jón Helgason’s (Hl 1941) attempted reconstruction of this stanza is completely conjectural and is not reproduced here. — [3] brunni (m. dat. sg.) ‘the spring’: This is Finnur Jónsson’s suggestion (Skj B) and it has been adopted by subsequent eds. For brunni ylgjar ‘spring of the she-wolf’, see also st. 31/8. — [6] hjalms (m. gen. sg.) ‘the helmet’s’: This word is apparently the determinant in a sword-kenning (‘the sword bit from the hand of’). — [7] œgði (3rd pers. sg. pret. indic.) ‘terrorised’: This emendation (from ‘æfde’) follows earlier eds. The pron. hann ‘he’ (so both mss) makes the line hypermetrical and has been deleted in keeping with the standard normalisations of the present edn (see also Note to st. 21/3).

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