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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, 1184

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73 — SnSt Ht 73III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 73’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1184.

Ræsir glæsir
Rǫkkva stǫkkva
hvítum rítum
hreina reina.
Skreytir hreytir
skafna stafna
hringa stinga
hjǫrtum svǫrtum.

 

The ruler adorns {the swift reindeer {of Rǫkkvi’s land-strips}} [SEA > SHIPS] with white shields. {The scatterer of rings} [GENEROUS MAN] decorates the smoothed bows {of the black deer of rods}. [SHIPS]

context: The metre is called inn nýi háttr ‘the new verse-form’. Each line consists of two disyllabic long-stemmed syllables, and the internal rhymes in odd and even lines are structured as those in the even lines of st. 71 above (extended to include identity of the enclitic endings). The odd lines have one alliterating stave in metrical position 1, and in the even lines the main stave also falls in position 1. In TGT the first helmingr illustrates homoeoteleuton (‘omolemiton’), that is, syllables ending in the same sound, and the rhymes are compared to the rhymes in the even lines of riðhent ‘rocking-rhymed’ (st. 32 above).

notes: The rubric in R is lxvi. — In TGT the helmingr is attributed to Snorri in both mss. The metre is also attested in two anonymous stanzas in FoGT (Anon (FoGT) 24, Anon (FoGT) 27), which could have been modelled on Snorri’s stanza.

texts: Ht 76, TGT 79, Gramm 81, SnE 668

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 73 (AII, 71; BII, 81); Skald II, 45; SnE 1848-87, I, 688-91, III, 129-30, SnE 1879-81, I, 12, 82, II, 28, SnE 1931, 245, SnE 2007, 31; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 46; SnE 1848-87, II, 152-3, TGT 1884, 25, 98, 209-10, TGT 1927, 71, 103.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 51v, 18 - 51v, 19 (SnE)  image  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 149, 20 - 149, 22 (SnE)  image  image  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 6v, 17 - 6v, 18 [1-4] (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 107, 18 - 107, 18 [1-2] (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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