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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, 1157

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48 — SnSt Ht 48III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 48’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1157.

Auðkendar verr auði
auð-Týr boga nauðir;
þars auðviðum auðit
auðs í gulli rauðu.
Heiðmǫnnum býr heiðis
heiðmildr jǫfurr reiðir;
venr heiðfrǫmuðr heiðar
heiðgjǫf vala leiðar.

 

{The wealth-Týr} [MAN] wraps {readily recognised compellers of the bow} [ARMS] with wealth; there wealth is allotted {to wealth-trees} [MEN] in red gold. The payment-liberal prince adorns {chariots of the hawk} [ARMS] of paid men; {the payment-advancer} [GENEROUS MAN] accustoms {bright paths of falcons} [ARMS] to the honour-gift.

context: As st. 47 above, except that the aðalhendingar extend throughout each helmingr and not only throughout the couplets. The variant is called klifat ‘repeated’.

notes: For this rhyme variant, see SnE 2007, 80-1. — The heading in is 40. — [1-4]: This helmingr plays on the different meanings of the homonyms auðr ‘wealth’ and the prefix auð- ‘readily, easily’. — [5-8]: The near-homonyms in this helmingr are heiðr ‘payment, gift’, heiðir ‘hawk’ and heiðr ‘bright’. For the meaning of heið- ‘payment’, see Konráð Gíslason (1895-7) and NN §1508D.

texts: Ht 51, SnE 643

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 48 (AII, 65; BII, 74); Skald II, 41, NN §1508D; SnE 1848-87, I, 660-1, II, 393, III, 123, SnE 1879-81, I, 8, 79, II, 20, SnE 1931, 236, SnE 2007, 22-3; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 28-9.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 49v, 14 - 49v, 17 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 51v, 28 - 51v, 28 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 146, 4 - 146, 6 (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 54r, 18 - 54r, 20 (SnE)  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 220, 21 - 220, 24  
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