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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Snæbjǫrn (Snæbj)

11th century; volume 3; ed. Edith Marold;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Skj info: Snæbjǫrn, Islænder, i det 11. årh. (AI, 211, BI, 201).

Skj poems:
Lausavísur

The identity of the skald Snæbjǫrn (Snæbj), to whom SnE attributes one stanza and one helmingr, is uncertain. He is not mentioned in Skáldatal, nor can he be identified as one of the three Snæbjǫrns who appear in Ldn (Snæbjǫrn Eyvindarson, Snæbjǫrn galti ‘Boar’ from Vestfirðir and Snæbjǫrn Hafnar-Ormsson). SnE does not give his patronymic. He was first assumed to be Snæbjǫrn galti (Bugge 1886, 337; Gollancz 1898, xvii) who discovered Gunnbjarnarsker and was killed there (Ldn, ÍF 1, 190-5). Finnur Jónsson (1898, 133; LH I, 520) rightly opposed this view. Ohlmarks (1958, 167-71) identified him as Snæbjǫrn Hafnar-Ormsson (Ldn, ÍF 1, 61), whom he took to be the grandson of Snæbjǫrn galti. Ohlmark’s reason for doing so was that Snæbjǫrn Hafnar-Ormsson’s adulthood (c. 1000-30) coincided with the period to which Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) assigned the stanzas.

Lausavísur — Snæbj LvIII

Edith Marold with the assistance of Vivian Busch, Jana Krüger, Ann-Dörte Kyas and Katharina Seidel, translated from German by John Foulks 2017, ‘ Snæbjǫrn, Lausavísur’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 376. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1380> (accessed 27 November 2021)

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Skj: Snæbjǫrn: Lausavísur, o. 1010-20 (AI, 211, BI, 201)

in texts: LaufE, Skm, SnE

SkP info: III, 376

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1 Vol. 3. Snæbjǫrn, Lausavísur, 1 [Vol. 3, 377] — Snæbj Lv 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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Hvatt kveða hrœra Grótta
hergrimmastan skerja
út fyr jarðar skauti
eylúðrs níu brúðir,
þær es, lungs, fyr lǫngu
líðmeldr, skipa hlíðar
baugskerðir rístr barði
ból, Amlóða mólu.

Skj: Snæbjǫrn: Lausavísur 1 (AI, 211; BI, 201); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 761bx, B, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Skm 134
 
2 Vol. 3. Snæbjǫrn, Lausavísur, 2 [Vol. 3, 379] — Snæbj Lv 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).

Stjórviðjar lætr styðja
stáls buðlunga máli
hlemmisverð við harðri
húflangan skæ dúfu.

Skj: Snæbjǫrn: Lausavísur 2 (AI, 211; BI, 201); dróttkvætt; ed. EM; group: B; mss: 2368x, 743x, 761bx, R, Tx, U, W; texts: LaufE 76(363), Skm 291
 
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