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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 October 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, 1041

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32 — RvHbreiðm Hl 32III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 32’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1041.

Bragningr réð í branda regni
benja linn* til sára spenja;
allvaldr rauð, þars ýtar fellu,
unda naðr í hræva sundi.
Bitran spurðak bǫðvar Njǫrðum
brynju snák í hausum dynja;
reiða tóku ríkar þjóðir
randar orm at svarðar strǫndu.

Bragningr réð spenja {linn* benja} til sára í {regni branda}; allvaldr rauð {naðr unda} í {sundi hræva}, þars ýtar fellu. Spurðak {bitran snák brynju} dynja í hausum {Njǫrðum bǫðvar}; ríkar þjóðir tóku reiða {orm randar} at {strǫndu svarðar}.

The lord enticed {the serpent of wounds} [SWORD] to injuries in {the rain of blades} [BATTLE]; the mighty ruler reddened {the adder of wounds} [SWORD] in {the sea of carrion} [BLOOD] where men fell. I heard that {the bitter snake of the byrnie} [SWORD] crashed against the skulls {of the Nirðir <gods> of battle} [WARRIORS]; powerful people began to swing {the reptile of the shield-rim} [SWORD] towards {the beach of the scalp} [HEAD].

editions: Skj Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson: Háttalykill 16b (AI, 518; BI, 495); Skald I, 243; Hl 1941, 24, 65.

sources

Holm papp 25 8°x (papp25x) 33v - 33v (Hl)  image  
UppsUB R 683x (R683x) 128v - 128v (Hl)  image  
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