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Þórálfr (-valdr) (Þórálfr)

11th century; volume 3; ed. Diana Whaley;

Fragment (Frag) - 1

Nothing is known of this skald (Þórálfr) and his poetry beyond the fact the helmingr below is cited in SnE (Skm) amidst citations mainly from well-known tenth-century skalds. The name of the skald is given as ‘þoralfr’ in W and B, and since these two mss are considered not closely related this makes this form marginally the best supported. Ms. has ‘þorolfr’, as does R, though a patch of damage in R obscures the final letters, ‘þorol[…]’. The form ‘þorvalldr’ in U could be influenced by a citation from Þorvaldr blǫnduskáld five lines later. The name is printed in Skj as ‘Þórálfr (-valdr)’ but in LP (p. xvi) as ‘Þórolfr (-alfr, ‑valdr)’.

Fragment — Þórálfr FragIII

Diana Whaley 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Þórálfr (-valdr), Fragment’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 467.

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Þórálfr (-valdr): Af et ubestemmeligt digt (AI, 418, BI, 388); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Skm, SnE

SkP info: III, 467

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-skjalf (noun f.) ‘[skjálf]...’skjalfar 1/2

2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’es 1/1

1gramr (noun m.) ‘ruler...’ — 1/2

Hárekr (noun m.) ‘Hárekr...’Háreks 1/4

1hlið (noun f.) [°dat. -/-u; -ar] ‘side...’ — 1/2

hlíf (noun f.) [°-ar; -ar] ‘shield, defence...’hlífar 1/3

2hyggja (verb) ‘think, consider...’hugði 1/1

hǫggva (verb) ‘to strike, put to death, cut, hew...’hǫggnir 1/3

2inn (art.) ‘the...’hitt 1/1

lið (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘retinue, troop...’liðar 1/4

segja (verb) ‘say, tell...’Sagði 1/1

sjalfr (adj.) ‘self...’sjǫlfum 1/2

styggr (adj.) ‘shy...’ — 1/3

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’vôru 1/4

þars (conj.) ‘where...’ — 1/3

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