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Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson (RvHbreiðm)

12th century;

III. Háttalykill (Hl) - 84

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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 29 September 2021)

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for reference only:  10x 

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, 1039

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30 — RvHbreiðm Hl 30III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 30’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1039.

Jǫfri vasat aldrklifs
akarn við sverðs brak
— stillir vakði stál*gǫll —
stalldræpt snjǫllum.
Hvǫssu réð hugarsess
— hildar vas sá gramr mildr —
í branda brakvind
baugnjótr grjóti.

{Akarn {aldrklifs}} snjǫllum jǫfri vasat stalldræpt við {brak sverðs}; stillir vakði {stál*gǫll}. {Baugnjótr} réð {hvǫssu grjóti {hugarsess}} í {brakvind branda}; sá gramr vas mildr hildar.

{The acorn {of the life-cliff}} [BREAST > HEART] of the brave prince was not terror-struck by {the crash of the sword} [BATTLE]; the ruler stirred up {a sword-roar} [BATTLE]. {The ring-user} [MAN] commanded {a sharp stone {of the mind-seat}} [BREAST > HEART] in {the crash-wind of blades} [BATTLE]; that lord was generous with battle.

Mss: papp25ˣ(33r), R683ˣ(128r-v)

Readings: [1] vasat: var at papp25ˣ, R683ˣ;    aldrklifs: aldrklif papp25ˣ, R683ˣ    [3] stál*‑: stall papp25ˣ, R683ˣ    [8] grjóti: so R683ˣ, ‘griőtte’ papp25ˣ

Editions: Skj: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 15b: AI, 517-18, BI, 494, Skald I, 242; Hl 1941, 24, 65.

Context: As st. 29 above. In this stanza, ll. 1, 3 and 5 correspond structurally to Snorri’s náhent or hálfhnept, ll. 2, 6-7 are hálfhnept and l. 8 is náhent or stúfhent. Line 4 is an approximate náhent line, with the first internal rhyme in position 1 rather than in position 2 (i.e. hnugghent ‘deprived-rhymed’, Ht 76).

Notes: [1] aldrklifs (n. gen. sg.) ‘of the life-cliff’: Aldrklif (n. nom. or acc. sg./pl.) has been emended (with all previous eds) to the gen. to provide a determinant for the base-word akarn ‘acorn’ (l. 2). Note the rhyme jǫfri : aldrklifs (see st. 29/3). — [3] stál*- ‘a sword-’: Lit. ‘a steel-’. So all earlier eds. The ms. reading ‘stall’ could be rendered either as stál- ‘sword-’ or as stáls ‘sword’s’, the latter assuming that a long <s> was misread as <l>. It is also possible that ‘stall’ was caused by stalldræpt ‘terror-struck’ in l. 4 (so Holtsmark, Hl 1941, 106). — [4] stalldræpt ‘terror-struck’: This word occurs only here and in Arn Hryn 12/8II. It was possibly coined by Arnórr (see Note to Arn Hryn 12/7, 8II), the C11th poet who eulogised the jarls of Orkney. See also drepa stall ‘tremble with fear’ in Eil Þdr 11/1, 4. — [5] réð ‘commanded’: Cf. st. 29/1. — [7] brakvind branda ‘the crash-wind of blades [BATTLE]’: This kenning is hyperdetermined (see Note to st. 29/7). — [8] baugnjótr ‘the ring-user [MAN]’: Baug- ‘ring’ can also denote ‘shield’ (pars pro toto), in which case ‘shield-user’ would be a kenning for ‘warrior’.

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