Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Óttarr svarti (Ótt)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Matthew Townend;

1. Hǫfuðlausn (Hfl) - 20

Skj info: Óttarr svarti, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 289-99, BI, 267-75).

Skj poems:
Lausavísur
1. Óláfsdrápa sœnska
2. Hǫfuðlausn
3. Knútsdrápa

Hǫfuðlausn (‘Head-ransom’) — Ótt HflI

Matthew Townend 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Óttarr svarti, Hǫfuðlausn’ 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. 739.

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Skj: Óttarr svarti: 2. Hǫfuðlausn, o. 1023 (AI, 290-6, BI, 268-72); stanzas (if different): 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume I, p. 763. 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 The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant).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.

18 — Ótt Hfl 18I

Cite as: Matthew Townend (ed.) 2012, ‘Óttarr svarti, Hǫfuðlausn 18’ 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. 763.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Braut hafið, bǫðvar þreytir,
(branda rjóðr) ór landi
(meir fansk þinn an þeira
þrekr) dǫglinga rekna;
stǫkk, sem þjóð of þekkir,
þér hverr konungr ferri,
heptuð ér en, eptir,
orðreyr þess, 's sat norðast.

texts: Flat 473, ÓH 65 (63), ÓHHkr 60 (II 60), Hkr 261 (II 60)

editions: Skj Óttarr svarti: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 17 (AI, 295; BI, 271-2); Skald I, 139, NN §§620, 731, 732, 1417D, 1853A; Hkr 1893-1901, II, 130-1, IV, 129, ÍF 27, 106 (ÓHHkr ch. 75); ÓH 1941, I, 155 (ch. 58), Flat 1860-8, II, 67.

sources

AM 36 folx (Kx) 281v, 16 - 281v, 23 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 146rb, 33 - 146va, 33 (Hkr)  image  
Holm perg 9 II fol (J) 2ra, 1 - 2ra, 1 [8-8] (Hkr)  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 149v, 14 - 149v, 21 (Hkr)  image  
Holm perg 2 4° (Holm2) 20r, 9 - 20r, 12 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 V 4° (325V) 26ra, 21 - 26ra, 26 (ÓH)  image  
AM 75 a fol (75a) 12va, 23 - 12va, 23 (ÓH)  image  
AM 73 a folx (73ax) 52r, 15 - 52r, 15 (ÓH)  image  
AM 68 fol (68) 19r, 31 - 19r, 31 (ÓH)  image  
AM 61 fol (61) 90rb, 18 - 90rb, 21 (ÓH)  image  image  
Holm perg 4 4° (Holm4) 11va, 6 - 11va, 10 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 VII 4° (325VII) 9r, 32 - 9r, 34 (ÓH)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 86vb, 24 - 86vb, 27 (ÓH)  image  image  image  
GKS 1008 fol (Tóm) 108r, 35 - 108r, 35 (ÓH)  image  
AM 321 4°x (321x) 79, 22 - 79, 24 (ÓH)  transcr.  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 272r, 1 - 272r, 8  image  
Holm papp 20 I 4°x (papp20 Ix) 2ra, 1 - 2ra, 1 (HjǪ)  
Thott 972 folx (972x) 141va, 15 - 141va, 22 (ÓH)  image  image  
UppsUB R 686x (R686x) 40r, 7 - 40r, 11 (ÓH)  image  image  
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