Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson (Arn)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Diana Whaley;

4. Þorfinnsdrápa (Þorfdr) - 25

Skj info: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 332-54, BI, 305-27).

Skj poems:
1. Rǫgnvaldsdrápa
2. Hrynhenda, Magnúsdrápa
3. Magnúsdrápa
4. Et digt om Hermundr Illugason
5. Þórfinnsdrápa
6. Erfidrápa om kong Harald hårdråde
7. Vers af ubestemmelige digte, samt én lausavísa

Þorfinnsdrápa (‘Drápa about Þorfinnr’) — Arn ÞorfdrII

Diana Whaley 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Þorfinnsdrápa’ 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. 229-60.

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Skj: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa (AI, 343-8, BI, 316-21); stanzas (if different): 1 | 3 | 4 | 12 | 13 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume II, pp. 238-40. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

8 — Arn Þorfdr 8II

Cite as: Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Þorfinnsdrápa 8’ 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. 238-40.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Þrima vas þvígit skemri
(þat vas skjótt) með spjótum;
mætr við minna neyti
minn dróttinn rak flótta;
gall, áðr, grams menn, felli,
gunnmôr of her sôrum
(hann vá sigr fyr sunnan
Sandvík), ruðu branda.

texts: Flat 657, Orkn 11

editions: Skj Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld: 5. Þórfinnsdrápa 8 (AI, 345; BI, 317); Skald I, 161, NN §§828, 829; Flat 1860-8, II, 406, Orkn 1913-16, 48, ÍF 34, 48 (ch. 20); Whaley 1998, 234-6.

sources

AM 332 4°x (332x) 24 - 25 (Orkn)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 131rb, 5 - 131rb, 5 (Orkn)  image  image  image  
AM 48 folx (48x) 344v - 344v (Orkn)  image  
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