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Jórunn skáldmær (Jór)

10th century; volume 1; ed. Judith Jesch;

Sendibítr (Send) - 5

Nothing is known of Jórunn skáldmær ‘Poet-maiden’ (Jór): who she was, when or where she lived, or when or why she composed the poem Sendibítr (Send) attributed to her. Her nickname indicates a young, unmarried woman who composed poetry. Jórunn is the only female poet among the sixty-seven skalds named in Skm (SnE 1998, I, lv-lix). Mss C(9r) and (41v) have the masculine name Jǫrundr instead, but this is unlikely to be significant, as no poet by the name of Jǫrundr is otherwise known – it is an understandable mistake given how rare named women poets were. Jórunn is often assumed to have been a tenth-century Norwegian, contemporary with Kings Haraldr and Hálfdan, but the dating of Send, and therefore of her lifetime, is uncertain (see Introduction below).

Sendibítr (‘Biting message’) — Jór SendI

Judith Jesch 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Jórunn skáldmær, Sendibítr’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 143.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5 

Skj: Jórunn skáldmær: Sendibítr, om Harald hårfagre (AI, 60-1, BI, 53-4)

in texts: Flat, HHárf, Hkr, ÓH, ÓT, Skm, SnE

SkP info: I, 143

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

mss referred to in stanzas/text:
AM 35 folx, AM 37 folx, AM 45 fol, AM 53 fol, AM 61 fol, AM 68 fol, AM 73 a folx, AM 75 c fol, AM 78 a folx, AM 325 VI 4°, AM 744 4°x, AM 748 I b 4°, AM 748 II 4°, AM 757 a 4°, AM 761 b 4°x, DG 11, GKS 1005 fol, GKS 1008 fol, GKS 2367 4°, Holm perg 1 fol, Holm perg 2 4°, Thott 972 folx, Traj 1374x

mss from the text and poem locations table:

AM 761 b 4°x 220r-220r  image
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