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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 21 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, 1071

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63 — RvHbreiðm Hl 63III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 63’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1071.

Hauðr frák Hôkon síðan
harðgeðjaðastan varða;
þjóð sá ræsi rjóða
ráðvandaðastan branda.
Seimskerðir klauf sverði
snarpeggjuðustu leggi;
getk, at gramr fekk vitni
gráleituðustum sveita.

Frák harðgeðjaðastan Hôkon síðan varða hauðr; þjóð sá ráðvandaðastan ræsi rjóða branda. {Seimskerðir} klauf leggi snarpeggjuðustu sverði; getk, at gramr fekk gráleituðustum vitni sveita.

I heard that the very hardminded Hákon then guarded the land; people saw the very righteous ruler redden blades. {The gold-diminisher} [GENEROUS MAN] split legs with the very sharp-edged sword; I believe that the lord gave blood to the very grey-looking wolf.

Mss: papp25ˣ(37v-38r), R683ˣ(132r)

Readings: [1] Hauðr: ‘Huadur’ papp25ˣ, R683ˣ    [5] ‑skerðir: ‘færder’ papp25ˣ, ‘færir’ R683ˣ    [8] ‑leituðustum: ‘‑læitadostum’ papp25ˣ, ‘‑læitadostom’ R683ˣ

Editions: Skj: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 32a: AI, 524, BI, 503, Skald I, 247; Hl 1941, 29, 84-5.

Context: The heading is flagðalag (‘Flagda lag(h)’) ‘ogresses’ metre’ (cf. SnSt Ht 34), which is a dróttkvætt variant with seven syllables in the even lines and a pentasyllabic inflected p. p. in the sup. (or sup. adj. with an inserted extra syllable ‑- or ‑-) occupying positions 1-5.

Notes: [All]: This verse-form is attested only here, in Ht 34 and in VíglÞ Lv 7/2V (Vígl 10). — [All]: Hákon is Hákon Aðalsteinsfóstri ‘Foster-son of Æthelstan’ Haraldsson (also known as Hákon inn góði ‘the Good’), Eiríkr’s half-brother (see sts 61-2), who ruled Norway c. 934-61 (see ÍF 26, 144-5, 150-2, 157-97; ÍF 29, 72-6, 80-95). See also Anon Nkt 10, 12-15II and Eyv HákI as well as his Biography in SkP I. — [2]: As Holtsmark (Hl 1941, 141) points out, this line recalls Rv Lv 3/2II hargeðjuðum varða (that line does not display the feature distinctive of flagðalag, however). — [3, 5]: These lines contain aðalhending rather than the expected skothending. — [4] ráðvandaðastan ‘the very righteous’: Hap. leg. An extra syllable has been added to the adj. ráðvandr ‘righteous’ to accommodate the metre. — [5] seimskerðir ‘the gold-diminisher [GENEROUS MAN]’: Some eds retain the reading seimfœrir ‘gold-bringer’ or seimfærir ‘gold-endangerer’ (see LP: seimfœrir). However, neither fœrir nor færir is otherwise attested a base-word in kennings for ‘man’. The reading seimskerðir ‘gold-diminisher’ is supported by ‘-færder’ in papp25ˣ (see also NN §2079), and it restores the missing internal rhyme. — [6] snarpeggjuðustu ‘the very sharp-edged’: Hap. leg.; a sup. adj. derived from the noun egg ‘edge, blade’. — [8] gráleituðustum ‘to the very grey-looking’: Hap. leg. An extra syllable has been added to the adj. gráleitr ‘grey-looking’. The ms. spelling of the last part of the cpd (‘-læitadostom’ papp25ˣ; ‘-læitadostom’ R683ˣ) shows Norwegian lack of u-umlaut (see Hl 1941, 108).

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