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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, 148

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

4 — Jór Send 4I

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

lemmatised words

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2an (conj.) ‘than...’ — 4/5

1angr (noun m.) [°angrs, dat. angri/angr] ‘grief...’ — 4/7

1einka (adv.) ‘only...’ — 4/1

frami (noun m.) ‘success...’frama 4/2

fyr (prep.) ‘for, over, because of, etc....’ — 4/8

geð (noun n.) ‘mind...’ — 4/5

geðharðr (adj.) ‘[tough-minded]...’geðharðir 4/5

1gera (verb) ‘do, make...’gerðu 4/5, gǫrvan 4/2

gull (noun n.) ‘gold...’golls 4/6

harðr (adj.) [°comp. -ari; superl. -astr] ‘hard, harsh...’harðir 4/5

hefja (verb) ‘lift, start...’hófsk 4/7

hvar (adv.) ‘where...’ — 4/1

jǫfurr (noun m.) ‘ruler, prince...’jǫfrar 4/4

land (noun n.) [°-s; *-] ‘land...’ — 4/6

landreki (noun m.) ‘land-ruler...’landrekar 4/6

lof (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘praise, leave, permission...’ — 4/8

meiri (adj. comp.) [°meiran; superl. mestr] ‘more, most...’meira 4/4

4of (particle) ‘(before verb)...’ — 4/7

óblindr (adj.) ‘[clear-sighted]...’óblinds 4/8, 4/8 var

reki (noun m.) [°-a; -ar] ‘ruler...’rekar 4/6

rýrandi (noun m.) ‘destroyer, diminisher...’rýrǫndum 4/3

sindri (noun m.) ‘spark(?)...’Sindra 4/8

tingl (noun n.) ‘prow-board...’ — 4/3

tinglrýrandi (noun m.)tinglrýrǫndum 4/3

tungl (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘heavenly body...’tungla 4/3

tveir (num. cardinal) ‘two...’ — 4/4

upp (adv.) ‘up...’ — 4/7

2veðr (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘weather, wind, storm...’veðrs 4/2

2vegr (noun m.) [°-s/-ar, dat. -] ‘honour...’veg 4/4

1vita (verb) ‘know...’vitu 4/1, 4/1 var

Yngvi (noun m.) ‘Yngvi, prince...’yngva 4/7

þollr (noun m.) ‘fir-tree...’þollum 4/6

ǫr (noun f.) [°dat. -/-u; ǫrvar/ǫrar] ‘arrow...’ — 4/2

ǫrr (adj.) ‘generous, brave...’ǫrvir 4/1

ǫrveðr (noun n.) ‘[arrow-storm]...’ǫrveðrs 4/2

unlemmatised variants — ger(van) (4); gerð(u) (4); landr(ekar) (4)

 

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