Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 65’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1073.
context: The heading is dunhent (‘Dun hent’) ‘echoing-rhymed’ (cf. SnSt Ht 24). This is a dróttkvætt variant in which the fifth syllable of an odd line (carrying rhyme and alliteration) is repeated as the first syllable in the following even line (also carrying rhyme and alliteration).
notes: For possible indigenous and Latin models for this rhyme scheme, see Hl 1941, 127-9. — Haraldr is Haraldr gráfeldr ‘Grey-cloak’ Eiríksson, king of Norway c. 961-70 (see ÍF 26, 198-224; ÍF 29, 95-109). See also Glúmr GráfI, Glúmr LvI, Eyv Lv 6-14I, Anon Nkt 16II and his Biography in SkP I. — : The line recalls HaukrV Ísldr 11/4IV.
editions: Skj Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson: Háttalykill 33a (AI, 524-5; BI, 503); Skald I, 247, NN §§984, 1162; Hl 1941, 29-30, 85.