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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, 1193

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82 — SnSt Ht 82III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 82’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1193.

Slíkt er svá;
siklingr á
— ǫld þess ann —
orðróm þann.
Jarla er
austan ver
skatna skýrstr
Skúli dýrstr.

 

So it is; the ruler deserves that reputation; people grant [him] that. Skúli, the wisest of lords, is the most glorious of jarls east of the ocean.

context: This variant is called in minnsta runhenda ‘the least end-rhyme’, and the identical end-rhymes do not extend past the couplet. All lines are trisyllabic catalectic Type A-lines (i.e. structured similarly to Types A1 and A2 in kviðuháttr odd lines).

notes: This metre is otherwise attested only in RvHbreiðm Hl 13-14, where it is called belgdrǫgur ‘bellows-drawings’. — The rubric in R is lxxv. — [3]: Þess ann lit. ‘that grant’ was originally written as one word in R (‘þesaɴ’), but a dot has been added above the <s> and a vertical line after <s> as a divider (R*). Ms. W has ‘þess an̄’. — [5, 6]: The rhyme er ‘is’ : ver ‘ocean’ indicates that the -r in er (< es) has been rhotacised, yet Snorri did not consider the syllables er ‘is’: hyr- ‘fire’ as skothendingar (see Note to st. 58/1 above). — [5-8]: The wording of this helmingr is echoed in st. 94/7-8.

texts: Ht 85, SnE 677

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 82 (AII, 73; BII, 83); Skald II, 46, NN §2187; SnE 1848-87, I, 698-701, III, 131, SnE 1879-81, I, 13, 83, II, 30, SnE 1931, 248, SnE 2007, 34; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 53.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 52r, 26 - 52r, 27 (SnE)  image  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 150, 21 - 150, 22 (SnE)  image  image  image  
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