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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, ‘ 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 22 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, 1022

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14 — RvHbreiðm Hl 14III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 14’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1022.



þá vas rít
roðin hvít.
Hjǫrva hríð

… skjǫld
siklings ǫld.

… þá vas hvít rít roðin. {Hríð hjǫrva} … skjǫld ǫld siklings.

… then the white shield was reddened. {The storm of swords} [BATTLE] … the shield the lord’s life.

Mss: papp25ˣ(42v), R683ˣ(126v)

Editions: Skj: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 7b: AI, 515, BI, 490, Skald I, 240; Hl 1941, 35, 49-51.

Context: As st. 13 above.

Notes: [All]: The versions of this stanza in Skj and Skald are problematic (see Note to st. 13 [All]). — [6-7]: These lines cannot be reconstructed, but Jón Helgason (Hl 1941) conjectures harða kníð | sneiddi skjǫld ‘forcefully waged | cut the shield’. — [8] ǫld ‘life’: This can also mean ‘people’, but the word usually occurs in the pl. (aldir) with that meaning.

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