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SnSt Ht 60III

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal 60’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1169.

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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):

Almdrósar skylr ísa
ár flest meginbára sára,
kœnn lætr hvatt á hrǫnnum
hjalmsvell jǫfurr gella fella;
styrjǫkla kná stiklir
stinnr mens legi venja benja,
lætr stillr frár fylla
folk sund hjarar lunda unda.


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 60: AII, 68, BII, 77, Skald II, 43, NN §2184; SnE 1848-87, I, 674-5, III, 126, SnE 1879-81, I, 10, 81, II, 23, SnE 1931, 240, SnE 2007, 26; Konráð Gíslason 1895-7, I, 36-7.


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