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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, 1068

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59 — RvHbreiðm Hl 59III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 59’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1068.

Haraldr kunni gný gerva
(gekk hilmis lið vekja)
— menn ruðu geir at gunni —
(gráp smíðaðra vápna)
— háði herr við prýði
hjǫrþing með dǫglingi,
hinns skyndi* byr branda —
bendags inn hárfagri.

Haraldr inn hárfagri kunni gerva {gný {bendags}}; lið hilmis gekk vekja {gráp smíðaðra vápna}; menn ruðu geir at gunni; herr háði {hjǫrþing} við prýði með dǫglingi, hinns skyndi* {byr branda}.

Haraldr inn hárfagri (‘the Fair-haired’) could create {clamour {of the wound-daylight}} [SWORD > BATTLE]; the troop of the ruler went to stir up {a hail-storm of forged weapons} [BATTLE]; men reddened the spear in battle; the army waged {sword-assemblies} [BATTLES] with honour alongside the leader, the one who hastened {the fair breeze of blades} [BATTLE].

Mss: papp25ˣ(37r), R683ˣ(131v)

Readings: [7] skyndi*: skyndir papp25ˣ, ‘scijndr’ R683ˣ

Editions: Skj: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 30a: AI, 523, BI, 501-2, Skald I, 246; Hl 1941, 28-9, 82.

Context: The heading is langlokum (‘Lang lokom’) ‘with late closures’ (cf. SnSt Ht 14). The metre is dróttkvætt, and it is characterised by the syntactic peculiarity that the clause beginning in l. 1 is concluded in l. 8. Otherwise attested in Old Norse poetry only in sts 59-60 of Hl and Ht 14.

Notes: [All]: Haraldr hárfagri ‘Fair-hair’ Hálfdanarson (HhárfI) was the consolidator of Norway (r. c. 860-932). The poem now begins to commemorate the (historical) kings of Norway. The topic of this and the next stanza is the famous battle of Hafrsfjorden (c. 885-90), after which the victorious Haraldr gained sovereignty over all of Norway (see HhárfHkr ch. 18, ÍF 26, 114-17; ÍF 29, 66-70; Þhorn Harkv 1-12I; Þhorn GldrI; Anon Nkt 3-9II). See also his Biography in SkP I. — [1, 8]: Repeated as st. 60/1, 8 below, which gives the impression that the poets consciously attempted to create the effect of a refrain reminiscent of the repetition of the first line in all of the stanzas of Anon KrmVIII, Hjoggum vér með hjǫrvi ‘We struck with the sword’; see Holtsmark, Hl 1941, 133-4. — [5]: The line recalls Hskv Útdr 11/3II. — [7] hinns ‘the one who’: Jón Helgason (Hl 1941) suggests the possible emendation to þeims ‘he who’, which is not necessary since the word in position 1 carries secondary stress in this type of line (Type XE3; see Gade 1995a, 85-7). — [7] skyndi* (3rd pers. sg. pret. indic.) ‘hastened’: Emended from skyndir (3rd pers. sg. pres. indic.) ‘hastens’ (‘scijndr’ R683ˣ) in keeping with all earlier eds. For the possible addition of the inorganic final <r>, see Note to st. 8/4. — [8] bendags ‘of the wound-daylight [SWORD]’: The spelling of this word in the mss, ‘Bændax’, shows that Rugman mistook the cpd for a pers. n.

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