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Runic Dictionary

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Ormr Steinþórsson (Ormr)

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

2. Fragments (Frag) - 2

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).

Fragments — Ormr FragIII

Russell Poole 2017, ‘ Ormr Steinþórsson, 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. 332. <> (accessed 25 January 2022)

stanzas:  1   2 

Skj: Ormr Steinþórsson: 2. Af et ubestemmeligt digt (AI, 416, BI, 386)

in texts: Skm, SnE, SnEU

SkP info: III, 332

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(non-lexical) (unclassified) 1/2, 1/3

2an (conj.) ‘than...’ — 2/4

blindr (adj.) [°compar. -ari] ‘blind...’blindum 1/4

ek (pron.) [°mín, dat. mér, acc. mik] ‘I, me...’ — 2/1

2finna (verb) ‘find, meet...’finnum 2/2

fram (adv.) ‘out, forth, forwards, away...’framm 2/3

fyr (prep.) ‘for, over, because of, etc....’ — 2/3

hafa (verb) ‘have...’hef 2/1

kjósa (verb) ‘choose...’ — 2/4

leyfð (noun f.) ‘praise...’ — 2/3

ljóss (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘bright...’ljósa 2/4

lofði (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘man...’lofða 2/3

maðr (noun m.) ‘man, person...’manni 1/1

mikill (adj.) [°mikinn] ‘great, large...’miklu 2/1

3minni (adj. comp.) [°superl. minnstr] ‘less, least...’ — 2/2

munu (verb) ‘will, must...’myndak 2/4

mǫgr (noun m.) [°; megir, acc. mǫgu] ‘son, boy...’mǫg 1/1

opt (adv.) ‘often...’ — 2/2

orðgnótt (noun f.) ‘wealth of words...’ — 2/1

ráða (verb) ‘advise, rule, interpret, decide...’Ræðk 1/1

1 (pron.) [°gen. þess, dat. þeim, acc. þann; f. sú, gen. þeirrar, acc. þá; n. þat, dat. því; pl. m. þeir, f. þǽ---] ‘that (one), those...’þat 2/2

1sjá (pron.) [°gen. þessa dat. þessum/þeima, acc. þenna; f. sjá/þessi; n. þetta, dat. þessu/þvísa; pl. þessir] ‘this...’þenna 1/1

telja (verb) ‘tell, count...’telk 2/3

unað (noun n.) [°-s] ‘happiness...’ — 1/4

vindsvalr (adj.) ‘vindsvalr...’Vindsvals 1/4

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