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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.

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

SkP info: III, 1118

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14 — SnSt Ht 14III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 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. 1118.

Hákun ræðr með heiðan
(hefr drengja vinr fengit)
— lǫnd verr buðlungr brandi
breiðfeld — (mikit veldi)
rógleiks náir ríki
remmi-Týr at stýra
— ǫld fagnar því — eignu;
orðróm konungdómi,

Hákun ræðr konungdómi með heiðan orðróm; {vinr drengja} hefr fengit mikit veldi; buðlungr verr breiðfeld lǫnd brandi; {remmi-Týr {rógleiks}} náir at stýra eignu ríki; ǫld fagnar því.

Hákon rules the kingdom with radiant reputation; {the friend of warriors} [RULER] has obtained great power; the prince protects the wide lands with the sword; {the strengthening-Týr <god> {of strife-play}} [BATTLE > WARRIOR] is able to control his own realm; people welcome that.

Mss: R(46v), Tˣ(48v), W(140), U(47r) (l. 1), U(50r) (SnE); W(115) (FoGT)

Readings: [1] Hákun: Hákon all others    [3] lǫnd: land U    [5] náir: ‘siair’ U    [6] remmi‑: renni‑ W(140)    [7] því eignu: ‘þi eignvm’ W(115)

Editions: Skj: Snorri Sturluson, 2. Háttatal 14: AII, 56, BII, 64, Skald II, 37; SnE 1848-87, I, 618-21, II, 370, 380, III, 114, SnE 1879-81, I, 3, 75, II, 9, SnE 1931, 222, SnE 2007, 10-11; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 10; SnE 1848-87, II, 220-1, FoGT 1884, 136, 272-3, FoGT 2014, 26-7, 108-9.

Context: The syntactic variation is langlokur ‘late closures’, that is, ll. 1 and 8 form a syntactically independent clause. In FoGT the stanza illustrates a variation of antitheton (see Context to st. 12) and the Old Norse term langlokur is given.

Notes: [All]: The heading is langlokum ‘with late closures’ (U(47r) and added in R (R*)). For a discussion of this term and the use of the dat. (‘(composed) with late closures’), see SnE 2007, 52, 129. The term is also used in RvHbreiðm Hl, but other than in the present stanza and in Hl 59-60 this stylistic device is not attested elsewhere in the skaldic corpus. — [1] Hákun ‘Hákon’: For this form of the name, see Note to st. 1/1. — [3] verr ‘protects’: Altered in R to ferr ‘travels, goes, advances’ (R*). — [3, 4] breiðfeld lǫnd ‘the wide lands’: The second element ‑feld in the cpd adj. breiðfeld ‘wide’ is the p. p. of the weak verb fella with the meaning ‘arrange, establish, organise’ (see Heggstad et al. 2008: fella 9).

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