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RvHbreiðm Hl 9-10III

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill 9-10’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1017.

Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr ÞórarinssonHáttalykill

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Heldr var Helgi mildr
hjǫrva - - - - -
regn háði hjalms við þjóð
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gerðisk geira harðr
gnýr, en - - - -
flaug bǫðvar - - - stǫð
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hvít klofnaði rít,
gegn veitti vísi nýtr
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ótt fenrir átti ben,
egg sundraði legg,
gauts en gerði[sk harðr
gnýr] malmr sakaði hjalm.


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 5a: AI, 514, BI, 489, Skald I, 240, NN §3114; Hl 1941, 34, 44-6.


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