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Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson (RvHbreiðm)

12th century;

III. Háttalykill (Hl) - 84

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, ‘(Introduction to) 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.

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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, 1044

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36 — RvHbreiðm Hl 36III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 36’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1044.

Gaf landreki lofðum
linnból inn margsvinni;
sigrstýrir nam særa
sefþvengjar hrynvengi.
Frægr vísi réð fleygja
fjallreyðar glóstalli;
morðkennir gaf mǫnnum
móinsæti ágæta.

Inn margsvinni landreki gaf lofðum {linnból}; {sigrstýrir} nam særa {hrynvengi {sefþvengjar}}. Frægr vísi réð fleygja {glóstalli {fjallreyðar}}; {morðkennir} gaf mǫnnum {ágæta móinsæti}.

The very wise land-ruler gave {snake-lair} [GOLD] to warriors; {the victory-controller} [WARRIOR] began to injure {the resounding meadow {of the rush-thong}} [SERPENT > GOLD]. The renowned ruler flung {the glowing resting-place {of the mountain-char}} [SERPENT > GOLD]; {the battle-master} [WARRIOR] gave {the splendid serpent-seat} [GOLD] to men.

Mss: papp25ˣ(34r), R683ˣ(129r)

Readings: [4] ‑þvengjar: ‑þvengar R683ˣ    [5] vísi: vísir papp25ˣ, R683ˣ    [8] móinsæti: ‘moesæte’ papp25ˣ, ‘möe sæte’ R683ˣ

Editions: Skj: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 18b: AI, 519, BI, 495-6, Skald I, 243; Hl 1941, 25, 66-7.

Context: As st. 35 above.

Notes: [2] inn margsvinni ‘the very wise’: See Note to st. 35/6. — [4] hrynvengi sefþvengjar ‘the resounding meadow of the rush-thong [SERPENT > GOLD]’: The prefix hryn- ‘resounding’ must refer to jingling pieces of gold. — [5] vísi ‘ruler’: See Note to st. 19/3. — [6] fjallreyðar ‘of the mountain-char [SERPENT]’: Reyðr is a fish, the Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus). See Notes to Steinn Óldr 11/7II and Sturl Hrafn 7/8II. — [7]: The line recalls Arn Þorfdr 11/5II. — [8] ágæta ‘splendid’: If the adj. is retained in this form, it must be a n. acc. sg. weak form qualifying móinsæti ‘serpent-seat’. Such a construction is possible, but rare (see NS §50). Previous eds (except Sveinbjörn Egilsson in SnE 1848, 242) emend to ágætum (m. dat. pl.) ‘splendid’ as a qualifier to mǫnnum ‘men’ (l. 7).

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