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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. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1336> (accessed 4 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 Vol. 3. Ormr Steinþórsson, 1. Poem about a woman, 1 [Vol. 3, 325] — Ormr Woman 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Seggir þurfut ala ugg,
engu snýk í Viðurs feng
háði (kunnum hróðrs-smíð
haga), of minn brag.

Skj: Ormr Steinþórsson: 1. Af et digt om en kvinde (?) 2 (AI, 415; BI, 385); stýft; ed. RGP; group: B; mss: 761bx, B, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 38
 
2 Vol. 3. Ormr Steinþórsson, 1. Poem about a woman, 2 [Vol. 3, 326] — Ormr Woman 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Þvít hols hrynbáls
hramma, þats berk framm,
Billings á burar full
bjarkar hefk lagit mark.

Skj: Ormr Steinþórsson: 1. Af et digt om en kvinde (?) 4 (AI, 416; BI, 385); stýft; ed. RGP; group: B; mss: 2368x, 743x, 761bx, A, C, R, Tx, U, W; texts: LaufE 131(379), Skm 209
 
3 Vol. 3. Ormr Steinþórsson, 1. Poem about a woman, 3 [Vol. 3, 327] — Ormr Woman 3III

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).

Hrosta drýgir hvern kost
hauk lúðrs gæi-Þrúðr,
en drafnar loga Lofn
lǫstu rækir vinfǫst.

Skj: Ormr Steinþórsson: 1. Af et digt om en kvinde (?) 5 (AI, 416; BI, 385); stýft; ed. RGP; group: B; mss: 744x, 761bx, A, B, C, R, Tx, W; texts: Skm 364
 
4 Vol. 3. Ormr Steinþórsson, 1. Poem about a woman, 4 [Vol. 3, 328] — Ormr Woman 4III

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).

Skorða vas í fǫt fœrð
fjarðbeins afarhrein;
nýri slǫng nadd-Freyr
nisting of mjaðar Hrist.

Skj: Ormr Steinþórsson: 1. Af et digt om en kvinde (?) 3 (AI, 415; BI, 385); stýft; ed. RGP; group: B; mss: 2368x, 743x, 761bx, A, C, R, Tx, U, W; texts: LaufE 187(399), Skm 207, TGT 91
 
5 Vol. 3. Ormr Steinþórsson, 1. Poem about a woman, 5 [Vol. 3, 329] — Ormr Woman 5III

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).

At væri borit bjórs
bríkar ok mitt lík
(rekkar nemi dauðs drykk
Dvalins) í einn sal.

Skj: Ormr Steinþórsson: 1. Af et digt om en kvinde (?) 1 (AI, 415; BI, 385); stýft; ed. RGP; group: B; mss: 761bx, B, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 29
 
6 Vol. 3. Ormr Steinþórsson, 1. Poem about a woman, 6 [Vol. 3, 331] — Ormr Woman 6III

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).

Hróðrar njóti funa Fríðr,
Fundins mærða ek salar grund,
fastan lagða ek flagðs gust,
fjarðar, á brims garð.

Skj: Not in Skj; stýft; ed. RGP; group: B; mss: 1496x, 2368x, 738x, papp5 8°x; texts: LaufE 181(397)
 
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