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Þorfinnr munnr (Þorf)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Þorfinnr munnr ‘Mouth’ (Þorf) is numbered among the Icelandic hirðmenn ‘retainers’ of King Óláfr inn helgi Haraldsson (S. Óláfr) in one of the Articuli ‘extracts’ from Styrmir Kárason’s Lífssaga (Flat 1860-8, III, 244). Most of them are skalds, and Þorfinnr is said to be the brother of one Þórðr and to be skaalld mikit ‘a great poet’. The brothers came from northern Iceland, and fought and died at Stiklastaðir (Stiklestad, 1030). Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 253, 261), as well as listing Þorfinnr under Óláfr helgi, also names him, in the U redaction (ibid., 266), as poet to Hákon jarl Sigurðarson (d. c. 995), but the existence of a variant, ‘Þorolfr munnr’, in the 761aˣ redaction (ibid., 256), together with the fact that a former retainer of Hákon who fought at Stiklastaðir would be well over fifty in 1030, leave it somewhat uncertain whether these are one and the same person.

Lausavísur — Þorf LvI

Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þorfinnr munnr, Lausavísur’ 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. 845.

stanzas:  1   2 

Skj: Þórfinnr munnr: Lausavísur (AI, 315, BI, 292)

in texts: Flat, Hkr, ÓH, ÓHHkr, ÓHLeg, ÓHÆ

SkP info: I, 845

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ala (verb) [°elr; ól, ólu; alinn] ‘to beget, produce, procreate...’ǫlum 2/6

all- ((prefix)) ‘very...’all 2/5

3at (prep.) ‘at, to...’ — 2/1

5at (nota) ‘to (with infinitive)...’ — 1/8

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 1/3

báðir (pron.) [°gen. beggja (báðra), nom./acc. n. bǽði] ‘both...’báðar 1/3

1ben (noun f.) [°-jar, dat. -; -jar , gen. -a(var. EiðKrC 402¹³: AM 77 4°— “D”)] ‘wound...’ — 1/4

2berja (verb) [°barði; barðr/bariðr/barinn] ‘fight...’berjask 2/4

blóð (noun n.) [°-s] ‘blood...’ — 1/3

brjóst (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘breast, chest...’brjósti 1/5

eggja (verb) [°-að-] ‘urge...’eggjumk 2/8

2en (conj.) ‘but, and...’ — 1/4, 1/7

falla (verb) ‘fall...’fellr 1/3

fara (verb) [ferr, fór, fóru, farinn] ‘go, travel...’ferr 1/8

3fella (verb) ‘fell, kill...’fellum 2/7

folk (noun n.) ‘people...’ — 1/7

fylkir (noun m.) ‘leader...’ — 1/7

garðr (noun m.) ‘enclosure, yard...’garðs 2/2

geisli (noun m.) ‘beam of light...’ — 1/1

1gramr (noun m.) ‘ruler...’ — 1/4

grund (noun f.) ‘earth, land...’grundar 1/1

2grœnn (adj.) [°superl. grǿnastr/grǿnstr] ‘green...’grœnna 1/6

Gunnr (noun f.) ‘Gunnr...’Gunnar 1/2

harðr (adj.) [°comp. -ari; superl. -astr] ‘hard, harsh...’harða 2/2

hjǫrr (noun m.) ‘sword...’ — 1/5

hregg (noun n.) ‘storm...’hreggi 2/8

1hringr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -; -ar] ‘ring; sword...’hringi 1/6

hrista (verb) ‘shake...’Hristisk 1/5

2inn (art.) ‘the...’ins 2/2

í (prep.) ‘in, into...’ — 1/5, 2/7

jǫrð (noun f.) [°jarðar, dat. -u; jarðir/jarðar(DN I (1367) 304Š)] ‘ground, earth...’jarðar 1/2

3leika (verb) ‘play...’ — 1/8

lið (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘retinue, troop...’ — 2/4

lyng (noun n.) [°dat. -vi/-i; -] ‘heather...’lyngva 1/6

már (noun m.) ‘gull...’ 2/6

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

munnr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘mouth...’munna 1/2

ofan (adv.) ‘down...’ — 1/3

regn (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘rain...’regni 2/1

4reiða (verb) ‘make angry...’reiðisk 1/4

1røkkva (verb) ‘grow dark...’Røkkr 2/1

rǫnd (noun f.) [°dat. -/-u; rendr/randir] ‘shield, shield-rim...’randar 2/2

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...’þess 2/8

1skeið (noun f.) [°-ar; -r/-ar/-ir] ‘ship...’skeiðr 1/4

snjallr (adj.) ‘quick, resourceful, bold...’snjallan 2/3

standa (verb) ‘stand...’stendr 1/1

steik (noun f.) [°-ar; -ar] ‘steak, meat, roasting ...’ — 1/8

sveiti (noun m.) [°-a] ‘blood...’sveita 2/6

teitr (adj.) ‘glad...’teitan 2/6

til (prep.) ‘to...’ — 1/1

valdr (noun m.) ‘ruler...’vald 2/5

verdœll (noun m.) ‘[Verdœlir]...’Verdœla 2/4

3verja (verb) ‘defend...’Verjum 2/5

vér (pron.) [°gen. vár, dat./acc. oss] ‘we, us, our...’ — 2/8

2við (prep.) ‘with, against...’ — 1/8, 2/3

vilja (verb) ‘want, intend...’vill 2/3

vísi (noun m.) [°-a] ‘leader...’vísa 2/3

þora (verb) ‘dare...’þorinn 1/7

Þrœndr (noun m.) [°; þrǿndir/þrǿndr] ‘people from Tröndelag...’ — 2/7

Þundr (noun m.) ‘Þundr...’Þundar 2/7

ǫrr (adj.) ‘generous, brave...’ǫrvan 2/5

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