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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, 1171

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61 — SnSt Ht 61III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 61’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1171.

Hræljóma fellr hrími; tími
hár vex of gram sára ára;
frost nemr of hlyn Hristar Mistar
herkaldan þrǫm skjaldar aldar.
Gullsendir brýtr grundar Hrundar
gunnveggs stǫfum leggi hreggi;
sóknvallar spyrk svelli elli
— svá skotnar þat — gotna þrotna.

 

{The hostility {of the corpse-gleam}} [SWORD > BATTLE] approaches; {the opportune time {of oars of wounds}} [SWORDS > BATTLE] increases around the ruler; {the frost of Mist} [SWORD] hits the mightily cold rim of the shield of the men around {the maple of Hrist}. [WARRIOR] {The gold-dispenser} [GENEROUS MAN] breaks the legs {of staves {of the battle-wall}} [SHIELD > WARRIORS] {during the storm {of the ground of Hrund}}; [SHIELD > BATTLE] I hear that people’s old age is cut short {by the ice-sheet {of the attack-meadow}}; [SHIELD > SWORD] thus it turns out.

context: As sts 59-60 above. In this stanza, kimblaband occurs in each line (in mestu kimblubǫnd ‘the greatest bundle-bonds’). In terms of metrical positions the lines resemble the octosyllabic hrynhent ‘flowing rhymed’ (see sts 62-4).

notes: The heading in is 53. This is the last stanza recorded in , which contains the heading for the next stanza (54) at the bottom of fol. 52v. — For this metre, see also RvHbreiðm Hl 27-8.

texts: Ht 64, SnE 656

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 61 (AII, 68; BII, 78); Skald II, 43, NN §§1319, 3262; SnE 1848-87, I, 674-7, III, 126-7, SnE 1879-81, I, 10, 81, II, 23, SnE 1931, 241, SnE 2007, 27; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 37-8.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 50v, 17 - 50v, 20 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 52v, 29 - 52v, 29 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 147, 29 - 147, 32 (SnE)  image  image  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 224, 19 - 224, 23  
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