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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, 1127

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21 — SnSt Ht 21III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 21’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1127.

Lung frák lýða þengils
— lá reis of skut — geisa,
en svǫrð of her herða;
hljóp stóð und gram Róða.
Þjóð fær þungra skeiða
þrǫng rúm skipat lǫngum;
stál lætr styrjar deilir
stinn kløkk í mar søkkva.

 

I heard that the ship of the ruler’s men rushed along and that the rope tightened above the army; the sea rose around the stern; {the stud-horses of Róði} [SHIPS] ran beneath the prince. People will for a long time man the narrow rowing-stations of the heavy warships; {the controller of strife} [WARRIOR] lets stiff prows sink yielding into the sea.

context: As st. 20 above. Refhvǫrf occurs in the first two words of the even lines in this stanza.

notes: The headings are xiiij. háttr ‘the fourteenth verse-form’ () and ǫnnur in minni ‘the second lesser’ (U(47r)). — The following antitheses constitute the refhvǫrf: ‘lay’ (taken as 3rd pers. sg. pret. indic. of liggjalie’ rather than as the noun ‘sea’) : reis ‘rose’ (l. 2); hljóp ‘ran’ : stóð ‘stood’ (taken as 3rd pers. sg. pret. indic. of standa ‘stand’ rather than as the noun stóð ‘stud-horses’) (l. 4); þrǫng ‘narrow’ : rúm ‘wide’ (taken as an adj. rather than as the noun rúm n. pl. ‘rowing-stations’) (l. 6); stinn ‘stiff’ : kløkk ‘yielding’ (l. 8).

texts: Ht 23, SnE 615

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 21 (AII, 58; BII, 66); Skald II, 38; SnE 1848-87, I, 630-1, II, 370, 384, III, 116, SnE 1879-81, I, 4, 76, II, 12; SnE 1931, 226, SnE 2007, 14; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 14.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 47v, 10 - 47v, 12 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 49v, 25 - 49v, 25 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 142, 20 - 142, 22 (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U*) 47r, 11 - 47r, 11 [1-1] (SnE)  image  
DG 11 (U*) 51v, 8 - 51v, 10 (SnE)  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 212, 18 - 212, 21  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated