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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 5 August 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, 1016

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8 — RvHbreiðm Hl 8III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 8’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1016.

Atli tók ǫðling frœknan
— es svá rétt saga þessi —
— eptir frá alnar driptum —
ekki mjúkr sonum Gjúka*.
Leggja bað í linnum byggðan
lǫgði*s hrjóð †fram†
byggðar vǫrðr bǫðvarharðan
bauga †ga†

 

Atli, not gentle {to the sons of Gjúki}, [= Gunnar and Hǫgni] seized the brave prince; he asked about {the snow-drifts of the arm}; [SILVER] thus this tale is right. The guardian of the settlement [Atli] ordered {the battle-hard destroyer of the sword} [WARRIOR] to be placed in the snake-settled of rings

context: As st. 7 above.

notes: [2]: The internal rhyme (aðalhending) is on es s- : -ess-, involving a non-rhotacised [s] in es ‘is’ and the initial [s] in svá ‘thus’. See also Note to st. 13/1. — [5]: The line is hypermetrical, and the metre would be restored if the prep. í ‘in’ were deleted. See Note to st. 7/4. — [8]: Kock (NN §§1157, 2747A) completes this line as follows: bauga garð fránna jarðar, i.e. garð fránna bauga jarðar ‘the pit of the shining rings of the earth [SNAKE-PIT]’. That reading is entirely conjectural, although it is clear that the last helmingr describes Gunnarr being thrown into the snake-pit (see, e.g. Akv 31, Am 66-7 and Vǫls ch. 39).

editions: Skj Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson: Háttalykill 4b (AI, 513-14; BI, 489); Skald I, 240, NN §§1157, 2747A; Hl 1941, 32, 43.

sources

Holm papp 25 8°x (papp25x) 40v - 40v (Hl)  image  
UppsUB R 683x (R683x) 125v - 125v (Hl)  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated