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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, 1110

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6 — SnSt Ht 6III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 6’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1110.

Sviðr lætr sóknar naðra
slíðrbraut jǫfurr skríða;
ótt ferr rógs ór réttum
ramsnákr fetilhamsi.
Linnr kná sverða sennu
sveita bekks at leita;
ormr þyrr vals at varmri
víg-Gjǫll sefa stígu.

Sviðr jǫfurr lætr {naðra sóknar} skríða {slíðrbraut}; {ramsnákr rógs} ferr ótt ór {réttum fetilhamsi}. {Linnr {sennu sverða}} kná at leita bekks sveita; {ormr vals} þyrr {stígu sefa} at {varmri víg-Gjǫll}.

The wise prince makes {adders of battle} [SWORDS] slide along {the scabbard-road} [SHEATH]; {the strong snake of strife} [SWORD] goes briskly out of {the straight baldric-slough} [SHEATH]. {The serpent {of the flyting of swords}} [BATTLE > SWORD] seeks the brook of blood; {the reptile of corpses} [SWORD] rushes {along paths of the mind} [CHESTS] to {the warm battle-Gjǫll <river>} [BLOOD].

texts: Ht 6, SnE 598

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 2. Háttatal 6 (AII, 53-4; BII, 62); Skald II, 36; SnE 1848-87, I, 606-7, II, 370, 376, III, 112, SnE 1879-81, I, 1, 74, II, 4, SnE 1931, 217, SnE 2007, 6-7; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 5-6.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 45v, 10 - 45v, 12 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 47v, 15 - 47v, 15 (SnE)  image  
DG 11 (U) 47r, 3 - 47r, 3 [1-1] (SnE)  image  
DG 11 (U) 48v, 21 - 48v, 23 (SnE)  image  
AMAcc 18x (Acc18x) 203, 17 - 203, 20  
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