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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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RvHbreiðm Hl 36III

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 36’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1044.

Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr ÞórarinssonHáttalykill

text and translation

Gaf landreki lofðum
linnból inn margsvinni;
sigrstýrir nam særa
sefþvengjar hrynvengi.
Frægr vísi réð fleygja
fjallreyðar glóstalli;
morðkennir gaf mǫnnum
móinsæti ágæta.

Inn margsvinni landreki gaf lofðum {linnból}; {sigrstýrir} nam særa {hrynvengi {sefþvengjar}}. Frægr vísi réð fleygja {glóstalli {fjallreyðar}}; {morðkennir} gaf mǫnnum {ágæta móinsæti}.
‘The very wise land-ruler gave snake-lair [GOLD] to warriors; the victory-controller [WARRIOR] began to injure the resounding meadow of the rush-thong [SERPENT > GOLD]. The renowned ruler flung the glowing resting-place of the mountain-char [SERPENT > GOLD]; the battle-master [WARRIOR] gave the splendid serpent-seat [GOLD] to men.

notes and context

As st. 35 above.

[7]: The line recalls Arn Þorfdr 11/5II.



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Rǫgnvaldr jarl og Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 18b: AI, 519, BI, 495-6, Skald I, 243; Hl 1941, 25, 66-7.


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