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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

I. 4. Poem about Óláfr Tryggvason (Ól) - 7

2.1: Poem about Óláfr Tryggvason — Anon ÓlI

Kate Heslop 2012, ‘ Anonymous, Poem about Óláfr Tryggvason’ 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. 1061. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1096> (accessed 28 September 2021)

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: A. 9. Af et digt om Olaf Tryggvason (AII, 462-3, BII, 494-5)

SkP info: I, 1066

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5 — Anon Ól 5I

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Cite as: Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Poem about Óláfr Tryggvason 5’ 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. 1066.

Varð ei varr fyrr sverða
valdr, en steyft var Baldri
baugs af byrjar faxa
braut á sildar lautir.
Þar var í lund af landi
lastvarr kominn harri;
‘seggr, gjalt,’ sonr kvað Tryggva,
‘svinnr, forvitni þinnar.’

{Valdr sverða} varð ei varr fyrr en {Baldri baugs} var steyft braut af {faxa byrjar} á {lautir sildar}. Þar var harri, lastvarr í lund, kominn af landi; ‘gjalt, svinnr seggr,’ kvað {sonr Tryggva}, ‘forvitni þinnar.’

{The ruler of swords} [WARRIOR = Þorkell] did not become aware until {the Baldr <god> of the ring} [MAN = Þorkell] was toppled down off {the steed of the breeze} [SHIP] into {the hollows of the herring} [SEA]. There was the lord, faultless in temperament, come from the land; ‘pay, clever fellow,’ said {Tryggvi’s son} [= Óláfr], ‘for your curiosity.’

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: A. 9. Af et digt om Olaf Tryggvason 5 (AII, 462; BII, 495);

Skald II, 270; Finnur Jónsson 1884-91, 115, 119-20, ÓT 1958-2000, III, xxxiii, AM 61 1982, 22-5.

sources

AM 61 fol (61) 72r - 72r (ÓT)  image  image  
AM 61 fol (61ÓlHalld) -  
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