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Jórunn skáldmær (Jór)

10th century; volume 1; ed. Judith Jesch;

Sendibítr (Send) - 5

Nothing is known of Jórunn skáldmær ‘Poet-maiden’ (Jór): who she was, when or where she lived, or when or why she composed the poem Sendibítr (Send) attributed to her. Her nickname indicates a young, unmarried woman who composed poetry. Jórunn is the only female poet among the sixty-seven skalds named in Skm (SnE 1998, I, lv-lix). Mss C(9r) and (41v) have the masculine name Jǫrundr instead, but this is unlikely to be significant, as no poet by the name of Jǫrundr is otherwise known – it is an understandable mistake given how rare named women poets were. Jórunn is often assumed to have been a tenth-century Norwegian, contemporary with Kings Haraldr and Hálfdan, but the dating of Send, and therefore of her lifetime, is uncertain (see Introduction below).

Sendibítr (‘Biting message’) — Jór SendI

Judith Jesch 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Jórunn skáldmær, Sendibítr’ 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. 143.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5 

Skj: Jórunn skáldmær: Sendibítr, om Harald hårfagre (AI, 60-1, BI, 53-4)

SkP info: I, 146

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

2 — Jór Send 2I

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

lemmatised words

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-leitr (adj.) ‘-looking...’leitr 2/3

bragr (noun m.) [°-ar] ‘poem, poetry...’ — 2/4

danr (noun m.) [°dat. -; -ir] ‘Dane...’dan 2/1

2en (conj.) ‘but, and...’ — 2/2

2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’ — 2/2 var

fagr (adj.) [°fagran; compar. fegri, superl. fegrstr] ‘fair, beautiful...’fagra 2/4, fagri 2/4 var

1fregna (verb) ‘hear of...’frák 2/1

Halfdan (noun m.) ‘Hálfdan...’ — 2/1

halfr (adj.) ‘half...’Half 2/1

Haraldr (noun m.) ‘Haraldr...’Harald 2/1, Haralds 2/1 var

2hár (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘hair...’ — 2/4

hárfagr (adj.) ‘fine-haired...’hárfagri 2/4 var, hárfagra 2/4

herðibragð (noun n.) ‘[tough deeds]...’herðibrǫgð 2/2

hreystibragð (noun n.)hreystibrǫgð 2/2 var

2inn (art.) ‘the...’ — 2/4, ins 2/4 var

leggja (verb) ‘put, lay...’lǫgðisk 2/2 var, lǫgðusk 2/2 var

2leiðr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘hateful, loathsome...’ — 2/3 var

2leikr (adj.) ‘°læg (person), ulærd...’ — 2/3 var

lǫgðir (noun m.) ‘sword...’lǫgðis 2/2

raun (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘ordeal, proof, experience...’raunar 2/3 var

2reynir (noun m.) ‘tester...’reyni 2/3

segja (verb) ‘say, tell...’sǫgðusk 2/2 var

1sjá (pron.) [°gen. þessa dat. þessum/þeima, acc. þenna; f. sjá/þessi; n. þetta, dat. þessu/þvísa; pl. þessir] ‘this...’ — 2/4

spyrja (verb) [spurði] ‘ask; hear, find out...’ — 2/1

svartleiðr (adj.) — 2/3 var

svartleitr (adj.) — 2/3

svartr (adj.) ‘black...’svart 2/3

sýna (verb) ‘show, seem...’sýnisk 2/3

3verja (verb) ‘defend...’ — 2/1 var

unlemmatised variants — braug (2); lættr (2)

 

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