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Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson (RvHbreiðm)

12th century;

III. Háttalykill (Hl) - 84

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, ‘ 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 23 October 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9-10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46   47   48   49   50   51   52   53   54   55   56   57   58   59   60   61   62   63   64   65   66   67   68   69   70   71   72   73   74   75   76   77   78   79   80   81   82 

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, 1089

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79 — RvHbreiðm Hl 79III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 79’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1089.

Ǫrt rauð Óláfr snyrtis
egg; gall hjǫrr við leggi;
dunði bitr á brynjur
brandr; skôru spjǫr randir.
Bitu rammslegin rimmu
reyr; knôttu ben dreyra;
ferð, þars fylkir barðisk,
fell; hné drótt at velli.

 

Óláfr swiftly reddened the sword’s edge; the sword rang against legs; the sharp blade resounded against byrnies; spears cut shields. {Hard-hammered reeds of battle} [SWORDS] bit; wounds bled; the company fell where the ruler fought; the retinue sank to the ground.

context: The verse-form is called álagsháttr (‘Alaxs hottʀ’) ‘extension’s form’ (cf. SnSt Ht 27), and it is characterised by sentence boundaries after metrical position 1 in all even lines, with a new clause beginning in position 2 and extending over positions 2-6. The word in metrical position 1 in the even line belongs syntactically to the previous odd line.

notes: As was the case with tilsegjandi ‘annotating’ (sts 67-8), the clause arrangement in this verse-form is also frequently attested in dróttkvætt poetry, but never as systematised as in these stanzas and in Ht. — The king commemorated is Óláfr kyrri ‘the Quiet’ Haraldsson, a son of Haraldr harðráði and king of Norway 1066-93. He died of an illness on 22 or 23 September 1093. See Anon Nkt 40-1II and his Biography in SkP II. — [3]: For this line, see Note to st. 75/5.

editions: Skj Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson: Háttalykill 40a (AI, 527; BI, 507); Skald I, 249, NN §2084; Hl 1941, 31, 96-7.

sources

Holm papp 25 8°x (papp25x) 39v - 39v (Hl)  image  
UppsUB R 683x (R683x) 134r - 134r (Hl)  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated