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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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RvHbreiðm Hl 62III

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 62’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1071.

Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr ÞórarinssonHáttalykill

text and translation

Sér nýtti þá sveita
sármútari grár;
hrafn fekk døkkr at drekka
drengja blóð til sprengs.
Môr drakk morðs af dreyra
(menn fylgðu vel) sylg;
valdr bar hjalms frá hjaldri
(hvǫtum bragningi) gagn.

{Grár sármútari} nýtti sér þá sveita; døkkr hrafn fekk at drekka blóð drengja til sprengs. {Môr morðs} drakk sylg af dreyra; menn fylgðu hvǫtum bragningi vel; {valdr hjalms} bar gagn frá hjaldri.
‘The grey wound-hawk [EAGLE] then availed itself of blood; the dark raven got to drink the blood of warriors to the point of bursting. The seagull of battle [RAVEN/EAGLE] drank a drink from the gore; men followed the keen lord well; the ruler of the helmet [WARRIOR] carried victory away from the battle.

notes and context

As st. 61 above.



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 31b: AI, 524, BI, 502-3, Skald I, 247; Hl 1941, 29, 84.


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