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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, 1069

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60 — RvHbreiðm Hl 60III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 60’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1069.

Haraldr kunni gný gerva
— glaðr vas hrafn fyr Jaðri —
— þars svát víg á vági
vargs gráðtapaðr háði,
þvít við hodda hneiti
hvatráðan burr Kjǫtva
barðisk Bokks í firði —
bendags inn hárfagri.

Haraldr inn hárfagri kunni gerva {gný {bendags}}; hrafn vas glaðr fyr Jaðri, þars svát {{gráðtapaðr} vargs} háði víg á vági, þvít {burr Kjǫtva} barðisk í Bokksfirði við {hvatráðan hneiti hodda}.

Haraldr inn hárfagri (‘the Fair-haired’) could create {clamour {of the wound-daylight}} [SWORD > BATTLE]; the raven was cheerful off Jæren, there where {{the greed-terminator} [FEEDER] of the wolf} [WARRIOR] held a battle in the bay, because {the son of Kjǫtvi} [= Þórir] fought in the Billy-goat’s fjord against {the quick-witted cutter of treasures} [GENEROUS MAN].

Mss: papp25ˣ(37v), R683ˣ(131v)

Readings: [3] víg: so R683ˣ, viggs papp25ˣ    [4] ‑tapaðr: tapað papp25ˣ, R683ˣ    [5] hneiti: hneitir R683ˣ    [6] hvatráðan: ‘hijrradan’ papp25ˣ, hiarradan R683ˣ;    burr: bur papp25ˣ, R683ˣ;    Kjǫtva: ‘krattva’ papp25ˣ, R683ˣ    [7] Bokks (‘Bocx’): so R683ˣ, ‘boex’ papp25ˣ    [8] ‑fagri: ‑fagra R683ˣ

Editions: Skj: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 30b: AI, 523-4, BI, 502, Skald I, 246, NN §1161C; Hl 1941, 29, 82-3.

Context: As st. 59 above.

Notes: [1, 8]: See st. 59/1, 8 above. — [2] fyr Jaðri ‘off Jæren’: Jæren is located in Rogaland, on the south-western coast of Norway. The line recalls Ólhelg Lv 6/4I. — [3]: The line recalls Eskál Vell 19/3I. — [3] þars svát ‘there where’: For this construction, see NN §1161C. — [4] -tapaðr (m. nom. sg.) ‘-terminator’: Skj B and Skald emend to -tǫpuðr ‘-terminator’, but both forms of this nomen agentis are possible (see Hl 1941). Both mss read -tapað (m. acc. sg.), but the nom. is required by the syntax. For the possible loss of final -r, see Note to st. 5/2. — [5] hneiti ‘cutter’: Jón Helgason (Hl 1941) suggests an emendation to hreyti ‘scatterer’. Hneitir does, however, occur as the base-word in man-kennings (LP: hneitir 2), and there is no reason why the ms. reading should not be retained. — [6] burr (m. nom. sg.) ‘son’: Bur (m. acc. sg.) ‘son’ has been emended to the nom. sg. If the acc. form is kept (so SnE 1848, 245; Hl 1941), the subject (Haraldr) must be inferred from the previous helmingr, and bur Kjǫtva ‘the son of Kjǫtvi’ must be taken as an apposition to the prepositional phrase in l. 5. That reading is less preferable from a syntactic point of view, and there are numerous examples of loss of final ‑r in Rugman’s transcriptions (see Note to st. 5/2). The acc. case could also have been caused by the adj. hvatráðan m. acc. sg. ‘quick-witted’ (l. 6) which precedes the noun. The son of Kjǫtvi inn auðgi ‘the Wealthy’ was Þórir haklangr, probably ‘Long-chin’, or ‘one having a long chin’ (see ÍF 26, 114-15 and Notes to Þhorn Harkv 7/4I, 9/8I). For the spelling <tt> for <t> (‘krattva’ both mss), see Note to st. 38/5. — [7] í Bokksfirði ‘in the Billy-goat’s fjord’: This is an onomastic pun on Hafrsfjǫrðr ‘Hafrsfjorden’ (bokkr ‘billy-goat’ = hafr ‘billy-goat’) in Norway, the location of Haraldr’s epic battle (see Note to Þhorn Harkv 7/1I). Hafrsfjorden is located northwest of Stavanger, Rogaland, on the south-western coast of Norway.

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