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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, 1135

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29 — SnSt Ht 29III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 29’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1135.

Tvær mank hilmi hýrum
heimsvistir ótvistar;
hlautk ásamt at sitja
seimgildi fémildum.
Fúss gaf fylkir hnossir
fleinstýri margdýrar;
hollr vas hersa stilli
hoddspennir fjǫlmennum.

 

I remember the cheerful prince for two not unpleasant home-visits; I got to sit together with {the generous gold-increaser}. [GENEROUS MAN = Hákon] The leader gave, eager, most precious treasures {to the spear-controller}; [WARRIOR = Snorri] {the hoard-spender} [GENEROUS MAN = Snorri] was loyal {to the lord of hersar}, [RULER] strong in number.

context: The stanza offers an example of detthent ‘stumbling-rhymed, falling-rhymed’, a variant of dróttkvætt in which all even lines end in a trisyllabic compound with the aðalhending on the second syllable.

notes: The headings are xxij. ‘the twenty-second’ () and detthent (U(47r)). The term detthent most likely refers to the fact that the full stress at the end of the even lines fell on the hending in position 5, which was preceded by the first, usually short nominal syllable (ó-, -, fjǫl-) in a trisyllabic cpd carrying secondary, rather than primary stress. See also RvHbreiðm Hl 35-6, Kuhn (1983, 177-8) and Gade (1995a, 96).

texts: Ht 31, SnE 623

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 29 (AII, 60; BII, 69); Skald II, 39; SnE 1848-87, I, 640-1, II, 371, 386, III, 118, SnE 1879-81, I, 5, 77, II, 14, SnE 1931, 229, SnE 2007, 16; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 19.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 48r, 18 - 48r, 20 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 50r, 33 - 50v, 33 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 143, 22 - 143, 24 (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U*) 47r, 16 - 47r, 16 [1-2] (SnE)  image  
DG 11 (U) 52r, 24 - 52r, 27 (SnE)  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 215, 1 - 215, 4  
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