Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Brynjólfr úlfaldi (Brúlf)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Brynjolfr ulfaldi, Nordmand, 11. årh. (AI, 299, BI, 276).

Skj poems:
Lausavísa

Nothing is known of this individual (Brúlf), except what can be gleaned from his sole recorded couplet and its saga context (see Introduction and Context below). His nickname means ‘Camel’ (Lind 1920-1, 390).

Lausavísa — Brúlf LvI

Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Brynjólfr úlfaldi, Lausavísa’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Brepols, Turnhout, p. 800.

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Skj: Brynjolfr ulfaldi: Lausavísa, 1018; kun slutningen (AI, 299, BI, 276); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Flat, Hkr, ÓH, ÓHHkr

SkP info: I, 800

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This couplet (Brúlf Lv) is composed in an irregular metre, with the first line in fornyrðislag and the second in Haðarlag (on which, see ‘Skaldic metres’ in General Introduction). Finnur Jónsson (LH I, 460) dates it c. 1018. It is preserved in Óláfs saga helga, in both the Separate version (ÓH, mss listed below) and the Hkr version (ÓHHkr, ms. as main ms.); they are jointly designated ÓH-Hkr below.

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