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Note to Valg Har 7II

[7-8] ríkula ristin rít ‘the richly engraved shield’: Skj B translates ristin as flængede ‘sundered’ and takes ríkula as an adv. modifying gekk ‘advanced’ (l. 5) (‘went with great strength’), which creates an unprecedented tripartite l. Kock first connected ríkula with ristin ‘engraved’ (NN §806) and later with brast ‘split, resounded’ (l. 7): ristin rít brast ríkula ‘the engraved shields resounded mightily’ (NN §2989E). However, ristin rít is f. nom. sg., not pl., and ríkula means ‘splendidly, richly’ or ‘rigorously’ (see Fritzner: ríkuliga). For the custom of engraving and adorning shields with pictures, see Falk 1914, 138-9, 141-7. See also Bragi RdrIII, Þjóð HaustlIII and Arn Rǫgndr 1/2.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Falk, Hjalmar, ed. 1914a. Sólarljóð. Videnskapsselskapets skrifter II. Hist.-filos. kl. 7. 2 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Dybwad.
  5. Fritzner = Fritzner, Johan. 1883-96. Ordbog over det gamle norske sprog. 3 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske forlagsforening. 4th edn. Rpt. 1973. Oslo etc.: Universitetsforlaget.
  6. Internal references
  7. Not published: do not cite (HákGóðII)
  8. Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Ragnarsdrápa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 27.
  9. Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 431.
  10. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Rǫgnvaldsdrápa 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 178-80.

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