Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Óttarr svarti (Ótt)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Matthew Townend;

III. Óláfsdrápa sœnska (Óldr) - 6

Skj info: Óttarr svarti, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 289-99, BI, 267-75).

Skj poems:
Lausavísur
1. Óláfsdrápa sœnska
2. Hǫfuðlausn
3. Knútsdrápa

Óláfsdrápa sœnska (‘Drápa about Óláfr the Swede’) — Ótt ÓldrIII

Matthew Townend 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Óttarr svarti, Óláfsdrápa sœnska’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 335.

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Skj: Óttarr svarti: 1. Óláfsdrápa sœnska, omkr. 1018 (AI, 289-290, BI, 267); stanzas (if different): 2 | 3 | 5

in texts: LaufE, LaufE, Skm, SnE

Full edition, translation and commentary for this poem can be found in the printed volume III, p. 335. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant).

1 Vol. 3. 38. Óttarr svarti (biog. vol. 1), Óláfsdrápa sœnska, 1 [Vol. 3, 336] — Ótt Óldr 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Jǫfurr heyri upphaf,
ofrask mun konungs lof
(hôttu nemi hann) rétt,
hróðrs síns (bragar míns).

Skj: Óttarr svarti: 1. Óláfsdrápa sœnska 1 (AI, 289; BI, 267); ed. MT; group: B; mss: 744x, 761bx, B, C, R, Tx, U; texts: Skm 399
 
2 Vol. 3. 38. Óttarr svarti (biog. vol. 1), Óláfsdrápa sœnska, 2 [Vol. 3, 337] — Ótt Óldr 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Þengill vas þegar ungr
þreks gǫrr vígs ǫrr,
haldask biðk hans aldr;
hann telk yfirmann.

Skj: Óttarr svarti: 1. Óláfsdrápa sœnska 3 (AI, 289; BI, 267); ed. MT; group: B; mss: 744x, 761bx, B, C, R, Tx, U; texts: Skm 394
 
3 Vol. 3. 38. Óttarr svarti (biog. vol. 1), Óláfsdrápa sœnska, 3 [Vol. 3, 337] — Ótt Óldr 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Braut, en breki þaut,
borð, óx viðar morð,
(meðr fengu mikit veðr)
mæ, fyr ofan sæ.

Skj: Óttarr svarti: 1. Óláfsdrápa sœnska 5 (AI, 289; BI, 267); ed. MT; group: B; mss: 744x, 761bx, A, B, C, R, Tx; texts: Skm 369
 
4 Vol. 3. 38. Óttarr svarti (biog. vol. 1), Óláfsdrápa sœnska, 4 [Vol. 3, 338] — Ótt Óldr 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).

Ǫrn drekkr, undarn
ylgr fær af hræum, sylg;
opt rýðr ulfr kjǫpt,
ari getr verð þar.

Skj: Óttarr svarti: 1. Óláfsdrápa sœnska 4 (AI, 289; BI, 267); ed. MT; group: B; mss: 164x, 744x, 761bx, A, B, C, R, Tx; texts: LaufE 40(262), LaufE 16(338), Skm 344
 
5 Vol. 3. 38. Óttarr svarti (biog. vol. 1), Óláfsdrápa sœnska, 5 [Vol. 3, 339] — Ótt Óldr 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).

Vísi tekr (víg-Freys)
víst austr munlaust
(aldar hefr allvaldr)
Óska víf (gótt líf).

Skj: Óttarr svarti: 1. Óláfsdrápa sœnska 2 (AI, 289; BI, 267); ed. MT; group: B; mss: 744x, 761bx, B, C, R, Tx; texts: Skm 387
 
6 Vol. 3. 38. Óttarr svarti (biog. vol. 1), Óláfsdrápa sœnska, 6 [Vol. 3, 340] — Ótt Óldr 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).

Fold verr folk-Baldr,
fár má konungr svá,
ǫrn reifir Áleifr,
es framr Svía gramr.

Skj: Óttarr svarti: 1. Óláfsdrápa sœnska 6 (AI, 290; BI, 267); ed. MT; group: B; mss: A, C, R, Tx; texts: Skm 313
 
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