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, ‘(Introduction to) 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.

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

SkP info: II, 530-1

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3 — Kolli Ingdr 3II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Kolli inn prúði, Ingadrápa 3’ 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. 530-1.

Lýsa munk, hvé ljósa
— laut hrafn í ben Gauta —
— ǫrn fylldit sik sjaldan —
sárísa rauð vísi.
Goldit varð, þeims gerðu,
glaumherðǫndum sverða,
— rauns at ríki þínu —
róg, á Krókaskógi.

Munk lýsa, hvé vísi rauð {ljósa sárísa}; hrafn laut í ben Gauta; ǫrn fylldit sik sjaldan. {{Sverða glaum}herðǫndum}, þeims gerðu róg, varð goldit á Krókaskógi; rauns at ríki þínu.

I shall describe how the ruler reddened {bright wound-icicles} [SWORDS]; the raven bent over the wounds of the Gautar; not seldom did the eagle sate itself. {The strengtheners {of the racket of swords}} [(lit. ‘racket-strengtheners of swords’) BATTLE > WARRIORS] who caused strife were repaid in Sörbygden; there is proof of your power.

Mss: Mork(33v) (Mork); F(71ra); Kˣ(645r), E(53r), J2ˣ(348r), 42ˣ(40v) (Hkr); H(119v), Hr(78va) (H-Hr)

Readings: [3] fylldit: fylldi F, 42ˣ, Hr    [4] vísi: vísir Hr    [5] varð: var Hr    [7] rauns (‘raun er’): raun Hr

Editions: Skj: Kolli enn prúði, Ingadrápa 3: AI, 503, BI, 476, Skald I, 234; Mork 1867, 209, Mork 1928-32, 417, Andersson and Gade 2000, 374, 491 (Sslemb); F 1871, 327 (Hsona); ÍF 28, 306-7 (Hsona ch. 2), E 1916, 185; Fms 7, 210 (Hsona ch. 3).

Context: The st. describes the battle of Sörbygden between Ingi’s men, Magnús inn blindi and Magnús’s Swed. ally, Jarl Karl Sónason (Mork: ‘Sørkvisson’) of Götaland in 1137.

Notes: [1, 4] ljósa sárísa ‘bright wound-icicles [SWORDS]’: Skj B takes the adj. ljósa (m. acc. pl.) ‘bright’ as a f. acc. sg. modifying ben (l. 2; taken as sg. ‘wound’): í ljósa ben Gauta ‘in the bright wound of the Gautar’. Again, Ingi could not possibly have ‘reddened the bright wound-icicles’ on this occasion (see Notes to sts. 1/7 and 2/5, 8 above). — [8] á Krókaskógi ‘in Sörbygden’: Located in Bohuslän, present-day Sweden.

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