Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þorkell klyppr Þórðarson (Þklypp)

10th century; volume 1; ed. R. D. Fulk;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Þórkell klyppr Þórðarson, Norsk, ved midten af 10. årh. (AI, 99, BI, 93).

Skj poems:

This skald (Þklypp) is known only through the incident to which his sole lausavísa is attached, and saga chronology would place this in the 970s (e.g. Hkr 1991, I, 144-5). Þorkell is said to have been a hersir in Hǫrðaland (Hordaland), and son of the famous Þórðr Hǫrða-Kárason. The nickname is recorded as klyppr in Flat, but kleypr (ms. ‘clꜹpr’) in Ágr, and is of uncertain meaning, but possibly ‘Thick-set’ (Lind 1920-1, 205). In Fsk and Hkr, Klyppr is a given name rather than a nickname.

Lausavísa — Þklypp LvI

R. D. Fulk 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þorkell klyppr Þórðarson, Lausavísa’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 269.


Skj: Þórkell klyppr Þórðarson: Lausavísa, omkr. 965; ægte? (AI, 99, BI, 93); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Flat, SSlef

SkP info: I, 269

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1. Flat - 3va/26-3va/29 (RDF)
Hyɢg ek eigí bed byɢua | bíor rannz hia þer nanna ek em af angri miklu ofrynn ne sua dynu ok dau | ds vallar dꜳda dreck eigi mer þeckía ꜳdr i bragníngs blodi bengiodi nef río | dum.
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