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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, 1128

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22 — SnSt Ht 22III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 22’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1128.

Himinglæva strýkr hávar
— hrǫnn skilja sog — þiljur;
lǫgstíga vill lœgir
ljótr fagrdrasil brjóta.
Lýsheims náir ljóma
— líðr ár — of gram blíðum
— uðr rekkir kjǫl kløkkvan
kǫld — eisa; far geisar.

 

Himinglæva strokes tall planks; keels split the breaker; the hideous sea wants to break {the fair steed of sea-paths}. [SHIP] {Fire {of the pollack-home}} [SEA > GOLD] can shine above the gentle prince; the year passes; the cold wave emboldens the flexible keel; the vessel speeds on.

context: Snorri calls this variant refhvǫrf in minnsta ‘the least fox-turns’. The refhvǫrf occurs in the first two words of ll. 4 and 8.

notes: The headings are xv. háttr ‘the fifteenth verse-form’ (); in þriðja ‘the third’ (U(47r)). — The words that form the antitheses are ljótr ‘ugly’ : fagr- ‘fair’ (l. 4) and kǫld ‘cold’ : eisa ‘fire’ (l. 8).

texts: Ht 24, SnE 616

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 22 (AII, 58; BII, 67); Skald II, 38, NN §§2176, 2572; SnE 1848-87, I, 632-3, II, 370, 384, III, 116, SnE 1879-81, I, 4, 76, II, 12, SnE 1931, 226, SnE 2007, 14; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 14-15.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 47v, 13 - 47v, 15 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 49v, 29 - 49v, 29 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 142, 23 - 142, 25 (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U*) 47r, 11 - 47r, 11 [1-1] (SnE)  image  
DG 11 (U) 51v, 12 - 51v, 14 (SnE)  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 212, 23 - 213, 1  
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