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Snorri Sturluson (SnSt)

13th century; volume 3; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

III. Háttatal (Ht) - 102

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Háttatal — SnSt HtIII

Kari Ellen Gade 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1094.

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   83   84   85   86   87   88   89   90   91   92   93   94   95   96   97   98   99   100   101   102 

Skj: Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal, 1222-23 (AII, 52-77, BII, 61-88)

SkP info: III, 1115

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10 — SnSt Ht 10III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 10’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1115.

Jǫrð verr siklingr sverðum;
sundr rjúfa spjǫr undir;
lind skerr í styr steinda;
støkkr hauss af bol lausum.
Falla fólk á velli;
fremr mildr jǫfurr hildi;
egg bítr á lim lýti;
liggr skǫr sniðin hjǫrvi.

 

The ruler defends the land with swords; spears rip wounds asunder; a coloured shield is cut in the fighting; a skull flies from a headless torso. People fall on the field; the generous prince advances the battle; a blade causes a deformity on a limb; a scalp lies sliced by the sword.

context: As st. 9 above. The syntactic variation in this stanza is that each line consists of an independent clause (áttmælt ‘eight-times spoken’).

notes: The headings are iij. háttr ‘the third verse-form’ (), áttmælt (U(47r)) and áttmæltr háttr ‘the eight-times spoken verse-form’ (U(49v-50r)). — For this verse-form, see also RvHbreiðm Hl 75-6. There are not many stanzas in the extant corpus of skaldic poetry in which áttmælt is consistently (or almost consistently) carried through, but the variant seems to have lent itself well to situations of an exhortative nature, such as calls for battle (e.g. Rv Lv 31II, Nefari LvII and Blakkr Lv 1II).

texts: Ht 12, SnE 604

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 10 (AII, 55; BII, 63); Skald II, 37; SnE 1848-87, I, 614-15, II, 370, 379, III, 113, SnE 1879-81, I, 2, 75, II, 8, SnE 1931, 220, SnE 2007, 9; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 7-8.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 46r, 31 - 46r, 33 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 48v, 10 - 48v, 10 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 140, 12 - 140, 14 (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 47r, 5 - 47r, 5 [1-1] (SnE)  image  
DG 11 (U) 49v, 27 - 50r, 2 (SnE)  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 207, 14 - 207, 17  
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