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Snorri Sturluson (SnSt)

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

III. Háttatal (Ht) - 102

prose works

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.

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

SkP info: III, 1116

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12 — SnSt Ht 12III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 12’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1116.

Hákun veldr ok hauldum
— harðráðum guð jarðar
tiggja lér með tíri —
teitr þjóðkonungs heiti.
Vald á víðrar foldar
— vindræfrs jǫfurr gæfu
ǫðlingi skóp ungum —
ǫrlyndr skati gǫrla.

 

Cheerful Hákon commands the name ‘mighty king’ and the freeholders; God grants the firm-ruling prince the earth with glory. The liberal-minded monarch has complete control of the wide land; {the ruler {of the wind-roof}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God] created good luck for the young lord.

context: In Ht the stanza illustrates the syntactic variant stælt ‘intercalated, inlaid’ in which ll. 2-3 and 6-7 form syntactically independent statements. Lines 1-8 are given as a full stanza, followed directly by a repetition of ll. 1, 4 (so W, U; ll. 1-2 R, ) with a brief prose link in W. In FoGT the stanza illustrates a variation of antitheton and the Old Norse term is given as stælt.

notes: The headings are stælt v. háttr ‘intercalated, the fifth verse-form’ () and stælt  (R, U(47r)). — For earlier dróttkvætt poetry containing the syntactic peculiarity stælt, see Ill HarII. Because the embedded main clauses begin in an even line (ll. 2, 6) and also include the following, odd line (ll. 3, 7), there is invariably a violation of word order in these clauses (the finite verbs occur later than syntactic position 2). — [1]: This line is repeated in the subsequent prose of all mss (except U(47r) and W(115)), and it is rendered in W(140) as hakon .v.zh. — [2]: Repeated in the prose of R and without variants. — [4]: Repeated in the prose of W(140) and U without variants.

texts: FoGT 36, Ht 14, Gramm 161, SnE 606

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 12 (AII, 55; BII, 64); Skald II, 37; SnE 1848-87, I, 616-17, II, 370, 379, III, 114, SnE 1879-81, I, 2, 75, II, 8, SnE 1931, 221, SnE 2007, 10; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 8-9; SnE 1848-87, II, 222-3, FoGT 1884, 136-7, 273, FoGT 2014, 26-7, 108-9.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 46v, 2 - 46v, 4 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 48v, 19 - 48v, 19 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W*) 140, 19 - 140, 21 (SnE)  image  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W*) 115, 28 - 115, 30 (FoGT)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U*) 47r, 6 - 47r, 6 [1-1] (SnE)  image  
DG 11 (U) 50r, 8 - 50r, 10 (SnE)  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 208, 2 - 208, 5  
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