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. 750. 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 The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant).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.

8 — Ótt Hfl 8I

Cite as: Matthew Townend (ed.) 2012, ‘Óttarr svarti, Hǫfuðlausn 8’ 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. 750.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Enn brauzt, éla kennir
Yggs, gunnþorinn bryggjur,
linns, (hefr lǫnd at vinna)
Lundúna (þér snúnat);
hǫfðu hart of krafðir
(hildr óx við þat), skildir,
gang, en gamlir sprungu,
gunnþings éarnhringar.

texts: FGT 1 [5-8], Flat 427, ÓH 14 (12) [1-4], ÓHHkr 10 (II 10), Gramm 1, Hkr 211 (II 10)

editions: Skj Óttarr svarti: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 7 (AI, 291-2; BI, 269);

Skald I, 138, NN §§727, 728; Hkr 1893-1901, II, 18, IV, 108-9, ÍF 27, 16-17 (ÓHHkr ch. 13); ÓH 1941, I, 45 (ch. 23), Flat 1860-8, II, 19; FGT 1972a, 226-7, FGT 1972b, 20-1.

sources

AM 36 folx (Kx) 226r, 6 - 226r, 13 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 2 4° (Holm2) 7r, 5 - 7r, 7 (ÓH)  image  
AM 37 folx (J1x) 129v, 3 - 129v, 5 (ÓH)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 121v, 33 - 122r, 2 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 VI 4° (325VI) 6rb, 32 - 6rb, 34 (ÓH)  image  
AM 73 a folx (73ax) 20r, 2 - 20r, 2 (ÓH)  image  
AM 78 a folx (78ax) 19r, 3 - 19r, 6 (ÓH)  image  
AM 68 fol (68) 6r, 14 - 6r, 14 (ÓH)  image  
AM 61 fol (61) 80ra, 10 - 80ra, 12 (ÓH)  image  image  
AM 75 c fol (75c) 3r, 4 - 3r, 4 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 V 4° (325V) 8va, 15 - 8va, 18 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 VII 4° (325VII) 2r, 9 - 2r, 9 (ÓH)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 126vb, 6 - 126vb, 6 (ÓH)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 80rb, 33 - 80rb, 34 (ÓH)  image  image  image  
GKS 1008 fol (Tóm) 96v, 2 - 96v, 2 [1-4] (ÓH)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 87, 6 - 87, 7 [5-8] (FGT)  image  image  image  
AM 761 a 4°x (761ax) 96r, 7 - 96r, 10 [5-8] (Skáldatal)  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 270v, 8 - 270v, 11 [1-4]  image  
Thott 972 folx (972x) 44va, 24 - 44va, 27 (ÓH)  image  
UppsUB R 686x (R686x) 12r, 27 - 12r, 30 (ÓH)  image  image  
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