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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, 1158

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

49 — SnSt Ht 49III

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 49’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1158.

Hjaldrremmir tekr Hildi
— hringr brestr at gjǫf — festa;
hnígr und Hǫgna meyjar
hers valdandi tjald.
Heðins mála býr hvílu
hjálmlestanda flestum;
morðaukinn þiggr mæki
mund Hjaðninga sprund.

{Hjaldrremmir} tekr festa Hildi; hringr brestr at gjǫf; valdandi hers hnígr und {tjald {meyjar Hǫgna}}. {Mála Heðins} býr {flestum hjálmlestanda} hvílu; {sprund Hjaðninga} þiggr mund, morðaukinn mæki.

{The battle-strengthener} [WARRIOR] begins to betroth himself to Hildr; the ring breaks as bride-payment; the ruler of the army bends down beneath {the tent {of Hǫgni’s <legendary hero’s> daughter}} [= Hildr (hildr ‘battle’) > SHIELD]. {Heðinn’s <legendary hero’s> beloved} [= Hildr (hildr ‘battle’)] prepares a bed {for most helmet-damagers} [WARRIORS]; {the woman of the Hjaðningar <Heðinn’s followers>} [= Hildr (hildr ‘battle’)] receives a bride-payment, a battle-renowned sword.

texts: Ht 52, SnE 644

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 49 (AII, 65; BII, 74); Skald II, 42; SnE 1848-87, I, 662-3, II, 393, III, 123, SnE 1879-81, I, 8, 80, II, 20, SnE 1931, 236, SnE 2007, 23; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 29.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 49v, 19 - 49v, 22 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 51v, 33 - 51v, 33 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 146, 7 - 146, 9 (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 54r, 22 - 54r, 25 (SnE)  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 221, 3 - 221, 7  
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