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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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SnSt Ht 53III

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 53’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1162.

Snorri SturlusonHáttatal

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Stjóri vensk at stœra
stór verk dunu geira,
halda kann með hildi
hjaldr-Týr und sik foldu;
hjarri slítr í hverri
Hjarranda fǫt snerru,
falla þar til fyllar
fjallvargs jǫru þollar.


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: Snorri Sturluson, 2. Háttatal 53: AII, 66, BII, 75, Skald II, 42, NN §2182; SnE 1848-87, I, 666-7, II, 394, III, 124, SnE 1879-81, I, 9, 80, II, 21, SnE 1931, 238, SnE 2007, 24; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 31-2.


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