Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson (Arn)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Diana Whaley;

4. Þorfinnsdrápa (Þorfdr) - 25

Skj info: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 332-54, BI, 305-27).

Skj poems:
1. Rǫgnvaldsdrápa
2. Hrynhenda, Magnúsdrápa
3. Magnúsdrápa
4. Et digt om Hermundr Illugason
5. Þórfinnsdrápa
6. Erfidrápa om kong Harald hårdråde
7. Vers af ubestemmelige digte, samt én lausavísa

Arnórr jarlaskáld ‘Jarls’-poet’ came from Hítarnes in western Iceland, the son of the prosperous farmer and poet Þórðr Kolbeinsson (ÞKolbI, born 974) and Oddný eykyndill ‘Island-candle’ Þorkelsdóttir, who was the subject of the long-running personal and poetic rivalry between Þórðr and Bjǫrn Hítdœlakappi (BjhítV) which is commemorated in Bjarnar saga Hítdœlakappa. According to that saga chronology, Arnórr would have been born c. 1011/12, and he features as a boy in ch. 23 of the saga, and in ch. 60 of Grettis saga. He went abroad, probably in his early twenties, for he is named in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 258, 267) among the skalds of King Knútr inn ríki (Cnut the Great) (d. 1035). From the evidence of the memorial poems Rǫgnvaldsdrápa (Arn Rǫgndr), especially st. 2, and Þorfinnsdrápa (Arn Þorfdr), especially sts 3, 4 (cf. Lv 1), he spent several years in the Orkney Islands as poet and intimate of the jarls Rǫgnvaldr (d. c. 1045) and Þorfinnr (d. c. 1065). It is to this that his nickname refers. Arnórr was in Norway during the brief joint rule of Magnús Óláfsson and Haraldr Sigurðarson (c. 1045-6), and his performance of Hrynhenda (Arn Hryn) for Magnús and Blágagladrápa ‘The drápa of Dark Geese (= Ravens (?))’ for Haraldr is the subject of a spirited anecdote (Mork 1928-32, 116-18, Flat 1860-8, III, 321-3, Fms 6, 195-8; referred to below as ‘the Mork anecdote’). The later part of Arnórr’s career is obscure, but there is a second, memorial poem for Magnús, Magnússdrápa (Arn Magndr), and his composition of a Haraldsdrápa (Arn Hardr) in memory of Haraldr (d. 1066) suggests continuing links of some kind with Norway, though he also composed about Icelanders: a fragmentarily preserved poem for Hermundr Illugason (d. c. 1055; Arn HermIII) and a poem for Gellir Þorkelsson (d. 1073) of which Arn Frag 1III might be a remnant. For further outlines of Arnórr’s life and works, see Hollander 1945, 177-83; Turville-Petre 1968, 5-10, 1976, 93-4; Whaley 1998, 41-7.

The majority of Arnórr’s surviving oeuvre takes the form of memorial encomia (erfidrápur) for rulers of Norway or Orkney in the dróttkvætt metre: ten ll. only of Rǫgndr and longer fragments of Magnússdrápa (Magndr), Þorfdr and Hardr. His greatest contribution to the development of skaldic poetry, however, is his authorship of the first known encomium in the hrynhent metre: the Hrynhenda which, since it apostrophises Magnús góði, must predate the memorial Magndr. Arn Frag 1III is in the same metre but probably unconnected (see above). It is possible that Arn Frag 4III is in praise of Knútr inn ríki and the non-royal dedicatees of Herm and Frag 1 have been mentioned above. Arnórr also appears in one recension of Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 262) as a poet of Óláfr kyrri ‘the Quiet’ Haraldsson (d. 1093), and the pres. tense praise of Arn Frag 3III could have been addressed to him, or alternatively to Haraldr in Blágagladrápa. Only one st., Arn Lv 1, seems clearly to be a lv.; it was spoken during a civil conflict in the Orkneys. Herm and the eight other Fragments are printed in SkP III since they are preserved in SnE and LaufE and cannot be certainly assigned to any of the poems in the present volume.

The principal eds consulted in the course of editing Arnórr’s poetry for SkP are listed for each st., and are of two main types: eds of the skaldic corpus (Finnur Jónsson’s in Skj AI, 332-54, BI, 305-27, BI, and E. A. Kock’s in Skald I, 155-65, supported by numerous NN) and eds of the various prose works in which the poetry is preserved. Extracts are also included in anthologies, articles and other works including (with ten or more sts): Munch and Unger 1847, 119-20; CPB II, 184-98; Wisén 1886-9, I, 44-6, 141-2, 199-200 (Hryn only); Kock and Meissner 1931, I, 48-53; Hollander 1945,177-88 (annotated translations only, mainly Hryn); and (with five sts): Turville-Petre 1976, 93-7. Other works containing comment on the poetry are cited as appropriate in the Notes.

files
file 2006-01-11 - Arnórr Þ reconstructions
file 2007-07-04 - Arnórr mss ordering

Þorfinnsdrápa (‘Drápa about Þorfinnr’) — Arn ÞorfdrII

Diana Whaley 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Þorfinnsdrápa’ 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. 229-60.

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Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa (AI, 343-8, BI, 316-21); stanzas (if different): 1 | 3 | 4 | 12 | 13 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

in texts: Flat, Fsk, H-Hr, Hkr, LaufE, LaufE, Mork, Orkn, ÓH, ÓHHkr, Skm, SnE

SkP info: II, 229-60

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1 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 1 [Vol. 2, 231-2] — Arn Þorfdr 1II

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Nú hykk slíðrhugaðs segja,
síð léttir mér stríða,
(þýtr alfǫður) ýtum
jarls kostu (brim hrosta).

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 4 (AI, 344; BI, 316); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 164x, 2368x, 743x, B, papp10x, R, Tx, U, W; texts: LaufE 39(256), LaufE 1(330), Skm 1
 
2 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 2 [Vol. 2, 232] — Arn Þorfdr 2II

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Orms felli drakk allan
(alkostigr) fen hrosta
(rausn drýgði þá ræsir)
Rǫgnvalds niðr í gǫgnum.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 2 (AI, 334; BI, 316); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 325III β, 332x, 48x, 743x, R702x; texts: LaufE 191(403), Orkn 15
 
3 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 3 [Vol. 2, 233] — Arn Þorfdr 3II

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Hétk, þás (hvern vetr) sôtum,
hrafns verðgjafa, (jafnan
líð drakk gramr á góðar)
gagnvart (skipa sagnir).

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 1 (AI, 344; BI, 316); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 301x, 51x, FskAx, FskBx, H, Hr, Mork; texts: Fsk 252, H-Hr 237, Mork 111
 
4 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 4 [Vol. 2, 234-5] — Arn Þorfdr 4II

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Bera sýn of mik mínir
morðkends taka enda
þess of þengils sessa
þung mein synir ungir.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 3 (AI, 344; BI, 316); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 2368x, 743x, R, Tx, U, W; texts: LaufE 77(363), Skm 292
 
5 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 5 [Vol. 2, 235-6] — Arn Þorfdr 5II

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Hilmir rauð í hjalma
hreggi skelkvings eggjar,
fór áðr fimtán væri
fetrjóðr hugins vetra;
gǫrr lézk grund at verja
geðfrœkn ok til sœkja,
œri Einars hlýra,
engr mannr und skýranni.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 5 (AI, 344; BI, 316-17); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 321x, 325V, 325XI 2 e, 332x, 48x, 61, 68, 73ax, 744x, 75a, 762x, 972x, B, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, Kx, R702x, Tóm; texts: Flat 654, Orkn 8, ÓH 86(84), ÓHHkr 81, SnE 0
 
6 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 6 [Vol. 2, 236-7] — Arn Þorfdr 6II

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Endr hykk Karli kendu
kyndóm jǫfur brynju
(land vasa lofðungs kundar
laust) fyr Dýrnes austan;
fimm snekkjum réð frammi
flugstyggr við hug dyggvan
rausnarmaðr at ræsis
reiðr ellifu skeiðum.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 6 (AI, 344-5; BI, 317); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 332x, 48x, Flat; texts: Flat 655, Orkn 9
 
7 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 7 [Vol. 2, 237-8] — Arn Þorfdr 7II

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At lǫgðu skip skatnar
skilit, fell herr á þiljur;
svômu jǫrn í ômu
óðhǫrð Skota blóði;
stall drapa, strengir gullu,
stál beit, en rann sveiti,
broddr fló, bifðusk oddar
bjartir, þengils hjarta.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 7 (AI, 345; BI, 317); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 332x, 48x, Flat, R702x; texts: Flat 656, Orkn 10
 
8 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 8 [Vol. 2, 238-40] — Arn Þorfdr 8II

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Þrima vas þvígit skemri
(þat vas skjótt) með spjótum;
mætr við minna neyti
minn dróttinn rak flótta;
gall, áðr, grams menn, felli,
gunnmôr of her sôrum
(hann vá sigr fyr sunnan
Sandvík), ruðu branda.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 8 (AI, 345; BI, 317); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 332x, 48x, Flat; texts: Flat 657, Orkn 11
 
9 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 9 [Vol. 2, 240-1] — Arn Þorfdr 9II

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Ulfs tuggu rauð eggjar,
eitt þars Torfnes heitir,
ungr olli því þengill,
(þat vas mánadag), fránar;
sungu þar, til þinga,
þunn, fyr Ekkjal sunnan,
sverð, es siklingr barðisk
snarr við Skotlands harra.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 9 (AI, 345; BI, 317-18); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 332x, Flat, R702x; texts: Flat 658, Orkn 12
 
10 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 10 [Vol. 2, 241-2] — Arn Þorfdr 10II

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Hátt bar Hjalta dróttinn
hjalm at geira jalmi,
ógnstœrir rauð Írum
odd, í ferðar broddi;
minn dróttinn naut máttar
mildr und brezkum skildi,
hendi Hlǫðvis frændi
hermenn, en tóksk senna.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 10 (AI, 345; BI, 318); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 332x, 48x, Flat, R702x; texts: Flat 659, Orkn 13
 
11 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 11 [Vol. 2, 242-3] — Arn Þorfdr 11II

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Týndusk ból, þás brendu
(bráskat þat dœgr háski)
stǫkk í reyr en roknu
rauðr eldr, skota veldi;
morðkennir galt mǫnnum
mein; á sumri einu
fengu þeir við þengil
þrimr sinnum hlut minna.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 11 (AI, 345-6; BI, 318); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 325III β, 332x, 48x, Flat, R702x, SLR; texts: Flat 660, Orkn 14
 
12 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 12 [Vol. 2, 243] — Arn Þorfdr 12II

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Hjarri fekk í hverri
Hjaltlands þrumu branda
(greppr vill grams dýrð yppa)
gagn, sás hæstr vas bragna.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 18 (AI, 347; BI, 320); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 744x, B, C, R, Tx; texts: Skm 388
 
13 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 13 [Vol. 2, 243-4] — Arn Þorfdr 13II

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Veitk þars Vatsfjǫrðr heitir
(vask í miklum haska)
míns (við mannkyns reyni)
merki dróttins verka;
þjóð bar skjótt af skeiðum
skjaldborg fría morgin;
gǫrla sák at gíndi
grár ulfr of ná sôrum.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 12 (AI, 346; BI, 318); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: Flat, R702x, SLR; texts: Flat 663, Orkn 18
 
14 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 14 [Vol. 2, 244-6] — Arn Þorfdr 14II

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Ýmist vann sá unnar,
írsk fell drótt, þás sótti,
Baldr, eða brezkar aldir,
brann eldr, Skota veldi.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 14 (AI, 346; BI, 318-19); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 21 6 7 IIx, Flat; texts: Flat 664, LaufE 0, Orkn 19
 
15 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 15 [Vol. 2, 246-7] — Arn Þorfdr 15II

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Nemi drótt, hvé sæ sótti
snarlyndr konungr jarla;
eigi þraut við ægi
ofvægjan gram bægja.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 13 (AI, 346; BI, 318-19); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: A, C, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 284, Skm 348
 
16 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 16 [Vol. 2, 247-8] — Arn Þorfdr 16II

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Ein vas sús Engla minnir
egghríð né mun síðan,
hefr við helming, meiri,
hringdrífr komit þingat;
bitu sverð, en þar þurðu,
þunngǫr fyr Mǫn sunnan
Rǫgnvalds kind, und randir
ramlig folk, ens gamla.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 15 (AI, 346; BI, 319); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: Flat, R, R702x, Tx, U, W; texts: Flat 665, Orkn 20, Skm 299
 
17 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 17 [Vol. 2, 249] — Arn Þorfdr 17II

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Stǫng bar jarl á Engla
ættgrund, en rauð stundum
(vé bað vísi knýja)
verðung ara tungu;
hyrr óx, hallir þurru,
herdrótt rak þar flótta,
eim hratt, en laust ljóma
limdolgr, náar himni.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 16 (AI, 346-7; BI, 319); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: Flat, R702x, SLR; texts: Flat 666, Orkn 21
 
18 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 18 [Vol. 2, 250] — Arn Þorfdr 18II

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Margr vas millum borga,
mildingr þrǫng at hildi,
horna-blôstr, þars hristisk
hugsterks jǫfurs merki;
vætr brá, 's vígljóss þótti,
vargsteypis her greypum,
skulfu jǫrn en ulfar,
uggs, morginn, hræ tuggu.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 17 (AI, 347; BI, 319-20); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: R702x; texts: Orkn 22
 
19 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 19 [Vol. 2, 251-2] — Arn Þorfdr 19II

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Ek em, síz ýtar hnekðu,
jarla, sætt, es vættik,
(jǫfn fengusk hræ hrǫfnum)
hegju trauðr at segja;
sleit fyr eyjar útan
allvaldr blôu tjaldi;
hafði hreggsvǫl dúfa
hrími fast um líma.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 19 (AI, 347; BI, 320); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: Flat; texts: Flat 676, Orkn 33
 
20 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 20 [Vol. 2, 253-4] — Arn Þorfdr 20II

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Óskepna varð uppi
endr, þás mǫrgum kendi
háligt róg at hníga,
hǫrð, þars jarlar bǫrðusk;
nær réðusk ástmenn órir,
oddhríð es varð (síðan
ǫld fekk mein en milda
mǫrg) fyr Rauðabjǫrgum.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 20 (AI, 347; BI, 320); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: Flat; texts: Flat 672, Flat 678, Orkn 28
 
21 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 21 [Vol. 2, 254-5] — Arn Þorfdr 21II

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Hvárn tveggja sák hǫggva
hirð á Péttlandsfirði
(ór þrifusk mein at meiri)
mínn auðgjafa sína;
sær blezk, en dreif dreyri
døkkr á saumfǫr kløkkva,
skaut á skjaldrim sveita,
skokkr vas blóði stokkinn.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 21 (AI, 347-8; BI, 320-1); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: Flat, R702x; texts: Flat 668, Orkn 25
 
22 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 22 [Vol. 2, 255-6] — Arn Þorfdr 22II

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Gramr mundi sá gǫmlu
gunnbráðr und sik láði
(hann fekk miklu minni
mannspjǫll) koma ǫllu,
ef ílendra Endils
ættstafr hafa knætti
(vélti herr of Hjalta)
hjalm-Þrótta lið (dróttin).

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 22 (AI, 348; BI, 321); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: Flat; texts: Flat 669, Orkn 26
 
23 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 23 [Vol. 2, 257-8] — Arn Þorfdr 23II

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Hringstríði varð hlýða
herr frá Þursaskerjum,
rétt segik þjóð hverr þótti
Þórfinnr, til Dyflinnar.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 23 (AI, 348; BI, 321); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325VII, 73ax, 75a, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 510, Flat 670, Orkn 27, ÓH 88(86), ÓHHkr 83
 
24 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 24 [Vol. 2, 258-9] — Arn Þorfdr 24II

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Bjǫrt verðr sól at svartri,
søkkr fold í mar døkkvan,
brestr erfiði Austra,
allr glymr sær á fjǫllum,
áðr at Eyjum fríðri
(inndróttar) Þórfinni
(þeim hjalpi goð geymi)
gœðingr myni fœðask.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 24 (AI, 348; BI, 321); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: 2368x, 743x, B, Flat, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Flat 673, Flat 679, LaufE 45(350), Orkn 29, Skm 107
 
25 Vol. 2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 25 [Vol. 2, 259-60] — Arn Þorfdr 25II

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Ættbœti firr ítran
allríks, en biðk líkna
trúra tyggja dýrum,
Torf-Einars goð meinum.

Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 25 (AI, 348; BI, 321); dróttkvætt; ed. DW; group: A2; mss: R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 300
 
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