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 The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant).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

13 — Ótt Hfl 13I

Cite as: Matthew Townend (ed.) 2012, ‘Óttarr svarti, Hǫfuðlausn 13’ 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. 757.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Komt í land ok lendir,
láðvǫrðr, Aðalráði
(þín naut rekka rúni)
ríki eflðr (at slíku);
harðr vas fundr, sás fœrðuð
friðlands á vit niðja
(réð áttstuðill áðan)
Játmundar (þar grundu).

texts: Flat 428, Fsk 132, Knýtl 1, ÓH 15 (13), ÓHHkr 11 (II 11), Hkr 212 (II 11)

editions: Skj Óttarr svarti: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 8 (AI, 292; BI, 269); Skald I, 138, NN §§172, 2486B; Hkr 1893-1901, II, 18-19, IV, 109, ÍF 27, 17 (ÓHHkr ch. 13); ÓH 1941, I, 45 (ch. 23), Flat 1860-8, II, 19; Fsk 1902-3, 141 (ch. 25), ÍF 29, 168 (ch. 27); 1741, 8-9, Knýtl 1919-25, 34, ÍF 35, 99 (ch. 7).

sources

AM 36 folx (Kx) 226r, 15 - 226r, 22 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 2 4° (Holm2) 7r, 7 - 7r, 9 (ÓH)  image  
AM 37 folx (J1x) 139v, 6 - 139v, 9 (ÓH)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 122r, 4 - 122r, 11 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 VI 4° (325VI) 6rb, 34 - 6rb, 37 (ÓH)  image  
AM 73 a folx (73ax) 20r, 7 - 20r, 7 (ÓH)  image  
AM 78 a folx (78ax) 19r, 8 - 19r, 15 (ÓH)  image  
AM 68 fol (68) 6r, 15 - 6r, 15 (ÓH)  image  
AM 61 fol (61) 80ra, 12 - 80ra, 14 (ÓH)  image  image  
AM 75 c fol (75c) 3r, 6 - 3r, 6 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 V 4° (325V) 8va, 18 - 8va, 23 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 VII 4° (325VII) 2r, 10 - 2r, 12 (ÓH)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 126vb, 8 - 126vb, 8 (ÓH)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 80rb, 34 - 80rb, 37 (ÓH)  image  image  image  
GKS 1008 fol (Tóm) 96v, 4 - 96v, 4 (ÓH)  image  
OsloUB 371 folx (FskBx) 40r - 40r (Fsk)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 153, 16 - 153, 23 (Fsk)  image  
Jón Ólafsson 1741 (JÓ) 8 - 8 (Knýtl)  image  
AM 20 d folx (20dx) 3v, 18 - 3v, 25 (Knýtl)  image  
NKS 873 4°x (873x) 4v, 10 - 4v, 17 (Knýtl)  image  
AM 51 folx (51x) 36v, 9 - 36v, 16 (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 56r, 13 - 56r, 17 (Fsk)  transcr.  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 270v, 12 - 270v, 19  image  
Holm papp 41 4°x (41x) -  
Thott 972 folx (972x) 44va, 29 - 44va, 36 (ÓH)  image  
UppsUB R 686x (R686x) 12r, 32 - 12r, 39 (ÓH)  image  image  
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