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Ormr Steinþórsson (Ormr)

11th century; volume 3; ed. Russell Poole;

1. Poem about a woman (Woman) - 7

Nothing is known about Ormr Steinþórsson (Ormr). The patronymic indicates that he was probably an Icelander rather than a Norwegian (Ólafur Halldórsson 1969b, 156). Finnur Jónsson (Skj AI, 415) places him in the eleventh century, with a query, but commonalities between his work and certain other poems, noted below, make a floruit in the late twelfth century, perhaps even the turn of the thirteenth, more probable. He appears from the internal evidence of poetic fragments attributed to him to have composed for both male and female patrons; one of the male recipients was evidently blind (see Introduction to Ormr Frag below).

Poem about a woman — Ormr WomanIII

Russell Poole 2017, ‘ Ormr Steinþórsson, Poem about a woman’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 323. <> (accessed 5 August 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6 

for reference only:  1x 

Skj: Ormr Steinþórsson: 1. Af et digt om en kvinde (?) (AI, 415-416, BI, 385); stanzas (if different): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

in texts: Gramm, LaufE, Skm, SnE, TGT

SkP info: III, 323

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1. B - 4r/47-4v/1 (VEÞ)
Seggir þurfu at ala vgggg enngu sny᷎ ek  vedrs feíng. || hade kunum hródrs smíd haga vm mínn brag.
2. A - 10v/13-10v/14 (VEÞ)
Þviat hóls hrynbals hramma þatz ber ek fram billings abvrar fvll | biarkar hæfik lagit mark .
3. A - 13v/6-13v/7 (VEÞ)
hrosta drygir hvern | kost hꜹ́k lv́ðrðrs gæi þrv́ðr ænn drafnar loga lofn lǫstv rækir vínfǫst .
4. A - 10v/9-10v/11 (VEÞ)
Skorða | var ifǫt færð fiarðbæins afar rǽin nytri slǫng naddfræyr nisting of | miaðar hrist .
W - 109/1-109/1 (TW)
Skorða var í fǫt færð fiarðbæins anar teíns.
5. R - 21v/2-21v/3 (VEÞ)
At veri borit biors brikar ok | mítt lik reckar nemi dꜹðs dryck dvalnis ieíɴsal.
B - 4r/37-4r/38 (VEÞ)
At verí borit bíors brikar okmítt lik reckar nemí dauds drýck dua | lens  einn sal.
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