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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, ‘(Introduction to) 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.

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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, 1082

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73 — RvHbreiðm Hl 73III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 73’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1082.

Óláfr náði eggjar rjóða
enskra þjóða vǫrmu blóði;
hneigiborða háði skerðir
hjǫrva þeyja Viðris meyja.
Bǫðvar hauka bðar snáka
beiti-Nirðir ógnar girði
rjóða nômu; rekkar kómu
randar Freyju þing at heyja.

Óláfr náði rjóða eggjar vǫrmu blóði enskra þjóða; {skerðir {hneigiborða hjǫrva}} háði {þeyja {meyja Viðris}}. {Beiti-Nirðir {snáka {bðar {hauka bǫðvar}}}} nômu rjóða {girði ógnar}; rekkar kómu at heyja {þing {Freyju randar}}.

Óláfr was able to redden edges with the warm blood of English people; {the diminisher {of the bending-boards of swords}} [SHIELDS > WARRIOR] waged {warm winds {of Viðrir’s <= Óðinn’s> maidens}} [VALKYRIES > BATTLES]. {The brandishing-Nirðir <gods> {of the snakes {of the meat {of hawks of battle}}}} [RAVENS/EAGLES > CORPSES > SWORDS > WARRIORS] began to redden {fences of fight} [SHIELDS]; warriors came to hold {an assembly {of the Freyja <goddess> of the shield-rim}} [VALKYRIE > BATTLE].

editions: Skj Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson: Háttalykill 37a (AI, 526; BI, 505-6); Skald I, 248, NN §986; Hl 1941, 30, 91-2.

sources

Holm papp 25 8°x (papp25x) 38v - 38v (Hl)  image  
UppsUB R 683x (R683x) 133v - 133v (Hl)  image  
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