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Bjarni ...ason (Bjarni)

12th century; volume 3; ed. Edith Marold;

Fragments (Frag) - 5

Nothing is known about the life of the skald Bjarni …ason (Bjarni) who is credited in SnE and LaufE with four helmingar and one couplet. His patronymic is either not given or is rendered variously as ‘.a.son’ in SnE (W(169)), or ‘A: s(on)’ (LaufE 1979, 354) or ‘A. sk.’ (743ˣ(88v)), the latter of which could be interpreted as Bjarni A(patronymic) skáld (SnE 1848-87, II, 631). Bjarni ‘ason’ could be identical with a Bjarni skáld who composed poetry in honour of the Norwegian king Óláfr Tryggvason (d. 1000) according to Skáldatal A (SnE 1848-87, III, 253) and the Bjarni who is referred to in Hst Rst 34/8I along with Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld ‘Troublesome-poet’ Óttarsson (Hfr). Conceivably, he could also be the same Bjarni who flung a horn in the face of Hákon jarl (HaukrV Ísldr 16IV). But he is not identical with Bjarni gullbrárskáld ‘Gold-eyelash Poet’ Hallbjarnarson (BjHall), who is also named as a skald of Óláfr Tryggvason in Skáldatal B (SnE 1848-87, III, 261, 274), because that skald is known to have composed poetry for the Norwegian magnate Kálfr Árnason, staying with him during the winter of 1050/51. Hence the lifetime of Bjarni gullbrárskáld cannot be congruent with that of the Bjarni of Skáldatal A (SnE 1848-87, III, 495-8; LH I, 544).

Fragments — Bjarni FragIII

Edith Marold with the assistance of Vivian Busch, Jana Krüger, Ann-Dörte Kyas and Katharina Seidel, translated from German by John Foulks 2017, ‘ Bjarni ...ason, Fragments’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 20. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1121> (accessed 28 November 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5 

Skj: Bjarni ason (el. a sk).: Brudstykker af digte (AI, 542, BI, 523); stanzas (if different): 4

in texts: LaufE, LaufE, SnE, SnEW

SkP info: III, 20

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1 Vol. 3. Bjarni ...ason, Fragments, 1 [Vol. 3, 21] — Bjarni Frag 1III

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Varð, þats fylkis fœrðu,
fárverk, bráa merki
(gǫr varð heipt) ór hjǫrvi
Heimdalls viðir seima.

Skj: Bjarni ason (el. a sk).: Brudstykker af digte 1 (AI, 542; BI, 523); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 761bx, W; texts: SnEW 11
 
2 Vol. 3. Bjarni ...ason, Fragments, 2 [Vol. 3, 22] — Bjarni Frag 2III

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).

Svát ýdróttum ôttu
éls rekninga þélar
rams af reikar himni
rauð svǫrf ofan gnauða.

Skj: Bjarni ason (el. a sk).: Brudstykker af digte 2 (AI, 542; BI, 523); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 2368x, 743x, 761bx, W; texts: LaufE 60(354), SnEW 12
 
3 Vol. 3. Bjarni ...ason, Fragments, 3 [Vol. 3, 23] — Bjarni Frag 3III

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Holmneglða braut hilmir
hauðrgjǫrð fyri-bǫrðum.

Skj: Bjarni ason (el. a sk).: Brudstykker af digte 3 (AI, 542; BI, 523); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 164x, 2368x, 743x, papp10x; texts: LaufE 76(281), LaufE 74(359)
 
4 Vol. 3. Bjarni ...ason, Fragments, 4 [Vol. 3, 24] — Bjarni Frag 4III

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Enn lægi mér, ægir
eirsamr, við þik fleira,
mæti-hjóls, at mæla,
merg-heims, á hraðbergi.

Skj: Not in Skj; dróttkvætt; ed. xx; group: B; mss: 1496x, 742x; texts: LaufE 135
 
5 Vol. 3. Bjarni ...ason, Fragments, 5 [Vol. 3, 25] — Bjarni Frag 5III

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Ok liðhraustan leysti
Lofn, es herr vas sofnaðr,
landrifs, lengi píndan,
lagdýrs ofan stýri.

Skj: Bjarni ason (el. a sk).: Brudstykker af digte 4 (AI, 542; BI, 523); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 2368x, 743x; texts: LaufE 117(376)
 
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