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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, 1149

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40 — SnSt Ht 40III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 40’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1149.

Hverr fremr hildi barra?
Hverrs mælingum ferri?
Hverr gerir hǫpp at stœrri?
Hverr kann auð at þverra?
Veldr hertogi hjaldri;
hanns first blikurmanni;
hann á hǫpp at sýnni;
hann vélir blik spannar.

 

Who promotes violent battle? Who is far from [being] a niggard? Who gains the greater good luck? Who knows how to diminish wealth? The war-leader causes battle; he is farthest from [being] a miser; he clearly has good luck; he tricks {the gleam of the grip}. [GOLD]

context: This alternation of questions and answers is called greppaminni ‘poets’ reminder’. The metre is dróttkvætt. In TGT the first helmingr illustrates anaphora, that is, the repetition of the same word at the beginning of each line. In the additions to Skm (W(168)), ll. 7-8 are given (slightly incorrectly) as an example of a man-kenning whose determinant is ‘gold’.

notes: Similar question-answer sequences occur in RvHbreiðm Hl 45-6 (see Hl 1941, 125-6). See also FoGT (SnE 1848-87, II, 248), Anon Lil 62VII, SvB Lv 4V (Gr 36) and Grett Lv 20V (Gr 37) (for further literature see Vésteinn Ólason 1969, Foote 1982, 114, SnE 2007, 61 and Lönnroth 2009). — The heading in is 32. — [1-4]: In ms. A the lines were originally given in the order 1-4-3. Line 2 was added in the left margin in the same hand, and the correct order of lines is indicated by superscript notations.

texts: Ht 42, SnEW 9 [7-8], TGT 71 [1-4], TGT 71 [1-4], Gramm 73, SnE 634, SnE 715

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 40 (AII, 63; BII, 72); Skald II, 40; SnE 1848-87, I, 650-1, II, 390, 498, III, 121, SnE 1879-81, I, 7, 79, II, 17, SnE 1931, 233, SnE 2007, 20; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 25; SnE 1848-87, II, 146-7, 418, TGT 1884, 24, 95, 207, TGT 1927, 68, 103.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 49r, 2 - 49r, 5 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 51r, 16 - 51r, 16 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W*) 145, 1 - 145, 3 (SnE)  image  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W*) 168, 30 - 168, 30 [7-8] (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 53r, 25 - 53r, 28 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W*) 106, 32 - 107, 1 [1-4] (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 6r, 31 - 6r, 32 [1-4] (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 218, 1 - 218, 4  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated