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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, 1160

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

51 — SnSt Ht 51III

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 51’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1160.

Herstefnir lætr hrafn
hungrs fullseðjask ungr;
ilspornat getr ǫrn
aldrlausastan haus,
vilja borg en vargr
vígsára klífr grár;
opt sólgit fær ylgr
— jǫfurr góðr vill svá — blóð.

Ungr herstefnir lætr hrafn fullseðjask hungrs; ǫrn getr ilspornat aldrlausastan haus, en grár vargr klífr {vígsára borg vilja}; ylgr fær opt sólgit blóð; góðr jǫfurr vill svá.

The young army-leader lets the raven fully sate its hunger; the eagle can tread the most lifeless skull underfoot, and the grey wolf climbs {the battle-wounded stronghold of the will} [BREAST]; the she-wolf can often swallow blood; the good prince wants that.

texts: Ht 54, SnE 646

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 51 (AII, 66; BII, 75); Skald II, 42; SnE 1848-87, I, 664-5, II, 393-4, III, 124, SnE 1879-81, I, 9, 80, II, 20, SnE 1931, 237, SnE 2007, 23; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 30-1.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 49v, 28 - 49v, 31 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 52r, 6 - 52r, 6 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 146, 13 - 146, 15 (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 54v, 3 - 54v, 5 (SnE)  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 221, 15 - 221, 18  
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