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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Kolli inn prúði (Kolli)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Ingadrápa (Ingdr) - 5

Skj info: Kolli enn prúði, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 503-4, BI, 476-7).

Skj poems:

According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87 III, 255, 263, 277), Kolli inn prúði ‘the Bold’ (Kolli) was one of the poets who commemorated Ingi Haraldsson (d. 1161; see ‘Royal Biographies’ in Introduction to this vol.). Otherwise he is entirely unknown, as is his nationality.

Ingadrápa (‘Drápa about Ingi’) — Kolli IngdrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ Kolli inn prúði, Ingadrápa’ 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. 528-32. <> (accessed 21 September 2021)

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Skj: Kolli enn prúði: Ingadrápa, o. 1140 (AI, 503-4, BI, 476-7)

SkP info: II, 529-30

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

2 — Kolli Ingdr 2II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Kolli inn prúði, Ingadrápa 2’ 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. 529-30.

Fyrr lá hans, an harri
hringmildr þaðan vildi,
verðung ǫll á velli.
Vígfimr konungr himni.
Sundr klauf siklingr Þrœnda
sóknfúss of Magnúsi
(þér fekksk hǫlfu hæri)
herskriptr (jǫfurr, giptu).

Ǫll verðung hans lá á velli, fyrr an {hringmildr harri} vildi þaðan. …Vígfimr konungr himni…. {Sóknfúss siklingr Þrœnda} klauf sundr herskriptr of Magnúsi; jǫfurr, fekksk þér hǫlfu hæri giptu.

His entire host lay on the field before {the ring-generous lord} [= Magnús] would retreat. …The battle-skilled king heaven…. {The war-eager ruler of the Þrœndir} [NORWEGIAN KING = Ingi] cleft asunder the painted shields around Magnús; prince, you were given twice as much luck.

Mss: Mork(33r) (Mork); F(70vb-71r); Kˣ(644v), E(52v), J2ˣ(347v), 42ˣ(40r-v) (Hkr, ll. 1-4); H(119v), Hr(78rb) (H-Hr, ll. 1-4)

Readings: [1] Fyrr: ‘fyst’ Hr;    hans: hann 42ˣ;    an: í Hr;    harri: so F, Kˣ, E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ, H, harra Mork, Hr    [2] þaðan: fara Kˣ, jǫfurr E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ    [3] á velli: ‘[...]ll’ H    [4] Vígfimr: ‘[...]mr’ H    [6] sókn‑: so F, ‘song‑’ Mork;    of: en F    [8] ‑skriptr: so F, ‑skiptir Mork;    giptu: gipta F

Editions: Skj: Kolli enn prúði, Ingadrápa 2: AI, 503, BI, 476, Skald I, 234; Mork 1867, 208, Mork 1928-32, 416, Andersson and Gade 2000, 373-4, 491 (Sslemb); F 1871, 326 (Hsona); ÍF 28, 305 (Hsona ch. 2), E 1916, 184; Fms 7, 209 (Hsona ch. 2).

Context: As st. 1 above.

Notes: [4]: This l. is part of a split refrain (klofastef) of which nothing else remains. See the Introduction above. — [5-8]: The F variant of the second helmingr can be rendered as follows: Sóknfúss siklingr Þrœnda klauf sundr herskriptr; jǫfurr, hǫlfu hæri gipta an Magnúsi fekksk þér ‘the war-eager ruler of the Þrœndir cleft asunder the painted shields; prince, twice as much luck as [was given to] Magnús was given to you.’ The verb fásk ‘be given’ can be construed with nom. and dat. (gipta fekksk þér ‘luck was given to you’; so F) or impersonally with dat. of person and gen. of the object (fekksk þér giptu ‘you were given luck’; so Mork). — [5, 8] klauf sundr herskriptr ‘cleft asunder the painted shields’: For the improbability of Ingi performing this feat, see Note to st. 1/7 above. — [8] herskriptr ‘the painted shields’: Lit. ‘army-drawings’. Hap. leg. Refers to the practice of adorning shields with paintings or engravings (see Falk 1914b, 143-7).

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