Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Oddr kíkinaskáld (Okík)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

1. Poem about Magnús góði (Magn) - 3

Skj info: Oddr kíkinaskáld, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 354-5, BI, 327-8).

Skj poems:
1. Et digt om Magnus d. gode
2. Lausavísa

Very little is known about Oddr kíkinaskáld (Okík). Skáldatal lists him among the poets of Magnús Óláfsson and Haraldr Sigurðarson (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 274-5), and he appears to have been in Norway at the time of Magnús’s death (in 1047). The meaning of his nickname is debated (composing about a person with the name or nickname Kíkini or Kikini: so SnE 1848-87, III, 576, Finnur Jónsson 1907, 246; composing about people from a Norw. farmstead Kíkin: so ÍF 28, 63 n. 1). The quantity of the first <i> in the nickname cannot be established.

Poem about Magnús góði — Okík MagnII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Oddr kíkinaskáld, Poem about Magnús góði’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 31-4.

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Skj: Oddr kíkinaskáld: 1. Et digt om Magnus d. gode, o. 1046 (AI, 354-5, BI, 327)

SkP info: II, 32

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1 — Okík Magn 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Oddr kíkinaskáld, Poem about Magnús góði 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 32.

Vas fyr Míkjálsmessu
malmgrimm háið rimma;
fellu Vinðr, en vǫnðusk
vápnhljóði mjǫk þjóðir.
Enn fyr jól vas ǫnnur
óhlítulig lítlu
— upp hófsk grimm með gumnum
gunnr — fyr Árós sunnan.

Malmgrimm rimma vas háið fyr Míkjálsmessu; Vinðr fellu, en þjóðir vǫnðusk mjǫk vápnhljóði. Enn lítlu fyr jól vas ǫnnur, óhlítulig, fyr sunnan Árós; grimm gunnr hófsk upp með gumnum.

A sword-grim battle was waged before Michaelmas; Wends fell, and people became much accustomed to weapon-sound. And shortly before Christmas there was another [battle], by no means trivial, south of Århus; grim fighting erupted among men.

texts: Flat 1008, H-Hr 73, MGóð 73 (III 73), MH 39, Hkr 452 (III 73)

editions: Skj Oddr kíkinaskáld: 1. Et digt om Magnus d. gode 1 (AI, 354-5; BI, 327); Skald I, 165; ÍF 28, 63-4 (Mgóð ch. 35); F 1871, 191, E 1916, 32; Fms 6, 90 (Mgóð ch. 41); Flat 1860-8, III, 284, Mork 1928-32, 51, Andersson and Gade 2000, 125, 470 (MH).

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 519r, 9 - 519r, 16 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 18ra, 28 - 18ra, 28 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 41va, 18 - 41va, 21 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 9v, 5 - 9v, 7 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 256r, 7 - 256r, 14 (Hkr)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 13r, 1 - 13r, 1 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 11rb, 25 - 11rb, 25 (H-Hr)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 191vb, 44 - 191vb, 47 (Flat)  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 245r, 2 - 245r, 9  image  
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