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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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RvHbreiðm Hl 64III

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 64’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1072.

Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr ÞórarinssonHáttalykill

text and translation

Ríkr barg lofðungr Leiknar
ljóthrǫmmuðustum Sóta;
svan frák blóðs til bráða
bjúgnefjaðastan fljúga.
Skutu bráðgegnir bragnar
beinskeptuðustum fleini;
almr sparn hart til hjalma
hvassodduðustum broddi.

Ríkr lofðungr barg {ljóthrǫmmuðustum Sóta Leiknar}; frák {bjúgnefjaðastan svan blóðs} fljúga til bráða. Bráðgegnir bragnar skutu beinskeptuðustum fleini; almr sparn hvassodduðustum broddi hart til hjalma.
‘The mighty lord provided for the very ugly-pawed Sóti <horse> of Leikn <giantess> [WOLF]; I heard that the very crooked-beaked swan of blood [RAVEN/EAGLE] flew to flesh. Very capable warriors shot the very straight-shafted spear; the elm-bow kicked the very sharp-pointed arrow hard towards helmets.

notes and context

As st. 63 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 32b: AI, 524, BI, 503, Skald I, 247, NN §2079; Hl 1941, 29, 85.


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