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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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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, 1053

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45 — RvHbreiðm Hl 45III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 45’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1053.

Hverr réð Hildi at næma?
Hverir daglengis berjask?
Hverir síðarla sættask?
Hver*r siklingum atti?
Heðinn réð Hildi at næma;
Hjaðningar æ berjask;
þeir síðarla sættask;
saman Hildr liði atti.

Hverr réð at næma Hildi? Hverir berjask daglengis? Hverir sættask síðarla? Hver*r atti siklingum? Heðinn réð at næma Hildi; Hjaðningar berjask æ; þeir sættask síðarla; Hildr atti liði saman.

Who decided to abduct Hildr? Who fight all day long? Who get reconciled late? Who incited the chieftains? Heðinn decided to abduct Hildr; the Hjaðningar fight forever; they get reconciled late; Hildr incited the troops against each other.

Mss: papp25ˣ(35r-v), R683ˣ(130r)

Readings: [2] Hverir: ‘Hveir’ papp25ˣ, ‘hueir’ R683ˣ    [4] Hver*r: hverir papp25ˣ, R683ˣ;    siklingum: ‘siolingum’ papp25ˣ, R683ˣ    [5] réð (‘ræd’): ræðr R683ˣ    [8] Hildr: hildi R683ˣ

Editions: Skj: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 23a: AI, 521, BI, 498, Skald I, 244; Hl 1941, 26, 72-3.

Context: The heading is greppaminni (‘Greppa minni’) ‘poets’ reminder’ and it corresponds to SnSt Ht 40, except that Snorri’s stanza has regularised internal rhymes as in dróttkvætt.

Notes: [All]: For a discussion of the metre, see Hl 1941, 125-6 and Note to SnSt Ht 40 [All]. — [All]: The stanza commemorates the Hjaðningavíg ‘battle of the Hjaðningar’ between the troops of Heðinn and Hǫgni, father of the abducted Hildr (see SnE 1998, I, 72-3, Saxo 2005, I, 5, 8, 3-5 and 9, 1, pp. 338-43 and Sörla þáttr in Flat 1860-8, I, 275-83). See also SnSt Ht 49, as well as the detailed discussion in the Notes to Bragi Rdr 8-11. — [2] hverir ‘who’: Holtsmark (Hl 1941, 105) suggests that the spelling of this word in the mss (‘Hveir’ papp25ˣ; ‘hueir’ R683ˣ) could reflect a possible Norwegian diphthongisation of [e]. — [4] hver*r (m. nom. sg.) ‘who’: This emendation is necessary because hverir ‘who’ (so both mss) is in the pl. and the verb atti ‘incited’ is in the sg. — [8] atti liði saman ‘incited the troops against each other’: See Note to Anon Mhkv 22/3.

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