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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þorgeirr flekkr (Þflekk)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Þórgeirr flekkr, Nordmand, 11 årh. (AI, 331, BI, 305).

Skj poems:

Þorgeirr flekkr ‘Spot’ (Þflekk) from the farm Sulstuen (Súla) in Verdalen, Norway, was a farmer whom King Óláfr Haraldsson (S. Óláfr) visited on 28 July 1030, the day before the battle of Stiklestad (ÍF 27, 352-3; ÓH 1941, I, 533-4). Þorgeirr told the king about the troops of farmers who had gathered against him, and he and his two sons joined Óláfr’s army.

Lausavísa — Þflekk LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þorgeirr flekkr, Lausavísa’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 9-10.


Skj: Þórgeirr flekkr: Lausavísa, 1038 (AI, 331, BI, 305); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Hkr, MGóð, ÓH

SkP info: II, 9-10

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files


The st. in fornyrðislag metre by Þorgeirr flekkr (Þflekk Lv) is preserved in all mss of MgóðHkr (, 39, F, E, J2ˣ) as well as in mss Holm2, 972ˣ, 325VI, 321ˣ, 73aˣ, Holm4, 325VII, 325V, 61, Tóm and Bb of ÓH. is the main ms.
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