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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Snorri Sturluson (SnSt)

13th century; volume 3; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

III. Háttatal (Ht) - 102

Skj info: Snorri Sturluson, Islandsk höfding og skjald, 1178-1241. (AII, 52-79, BII, 60-90).

Skj poems:
1. En drape om Skule jarl
2. Háttatal
3. Af et religiøst digt (?)
4. Lausavísur
4. Lausavísur

prose works

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, 1154

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

45 — SnSt Ht 45III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 45’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1154.

Lætr undin brot brotna
bragningr fyr sér hringa;
sá tekr fyr men menja
mætt orð of sik fættir.
Armr kná við blik blikna
brimlands viðum randa,
þars hǫnd at lið liðnar
lýslóðar berr glóðir.

Bragningr lætr {undin brot hringa} brotna fyr sér; {sá fættir menja} tekr mætt orð of sik fyr men. Armr {viðum randa} kná blikna við {blik {brimlands}}, þars hǫnd berr {glóðir {lýslóðar}} liðnar at lið.

The ruler lets {twisted fragments of rings} [GOLD] be fragmented before him; {that diminisher of necklaces} [GENEROUS MAN] gains a worthy reputation for himself on account of the necklaces. The arms {of the trees of shields} [WARRIORS] gleam against {the gleam {of the surf-land}} [SEA > GOLD] where the hand wears {embers {of the pollack-track}} [SEA > GOLD], slid onto the wrist.

texts: Ht 48, SnE 640

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 45 (AII, 64; BII, 73); Skald II, 41; SnE 1848-87, I, 658-9, II, 392, III, 122, SnE 1879-81, I, 8, 79, II, 19, SnE 1931, 235, SnE 2007, 21-2; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 27.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 49r, 34 - 49r, 37 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 51v, 12 - 51v, 12 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 145, 24 - 145, 25 (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 54r, 2 - 54r, 4 (SnE)  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 219, 22 - 219, 25  
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