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Bótólfr begla (Bót)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Judith Jesch;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Orkn describes Bótólfr begla (Bót) as íslenzkr maðr ok skáld gott ‘an Icelander and a good poet’ (ÍF  34, 257). The meaning of his nickname is not known but it may be related to a Norw. verb begla ‘hinder, bungle’ (Finnur Jónsson 1907, 298; Lind 1920-1, 17 cites this word as a noun). He is said to have lived at Knarrarstaðir, one of Rǫgnvaldr’s veizla-farms, which were obliged ‘to accommodate, feed and entertain the lord as he travelled round his possessions’ (Thomson 2001, 106; ÍF 34, 175). Bótólfr is not mentioned in Orkn other than in connection with this anecdote.

Lausavísa — Bót LvII

Judith Jesch 2009, ‘ Bótólfr begla, Lausavísa’ 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. 629-30. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1129> (accessed 8 December 2021)

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Bótolfr begla: Lausavísa, 1154 (AI, 532, BI, 513); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Flat, Orkn

SkP info: II, 629-30

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

mss referred to in stanzas/text:
AM 325 I 4°, GKS 1005 fol

mss from the text and poem locations table:

Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated