Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Steinn Herdísarson (Steinn)

11th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

3. Óláfsdrápa (Óldr) - 16

Skj info: Steinn Herdísarson, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 407-13, BI, 376-83).

Skj poems:
1. Nizarvísur
2. Ulfsflokkr
3. Óláfsdrápa

Steinn was the great-grandson of the Icel. poet Einarr skálaglamm ‘Tinkle-scales’ Helgason (EskálI) and a kinsman of Stúfr inn blindi ‘the Blind’ Þórðarson (Stúfr; see the genealogy in SnE 1848-87, III, 607 and Genealogy IV in ÍF 5). At the battle of the river Nissan in 1062 he was on board the ship of his kinsman, Úlfr stallari ‘the Marshal’ Óspaksson (Úlfr). Steinn was a court poet of Haraldr harðráði ‘Hardrule’ Sigurðarson and his son Óláfr kyrri ‘the Quiet’ Haraldsson (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 275). Two poems, NizarvísurVísur about the Nissan’ (Steinn Nizv), and ÓláfsdrápaDrápa about Óláfr’ (Steinn Óldr) survive of his poetic oeuvre, and another st., ÚlfsflokkrFlokkr about Úlfr’ (Steinn Úlffl), is usually assigned to a poem about Úlfr Óspaksson.

Óláfsdrápa (‘Drápa about Óláfr’) — Steinn ÓldrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Steinn Herdísarson, Óláfsdrápa’ 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. 367-81.

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Skj: Steinn Herdísarson: 3. Óláfsdrápa, o. 1070 (AI, 409-13, BI, 379-83); stanzas (if different): 1 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17

SkP info: II, 380-1

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

16 — Steinn Óldr 16II

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

lemmatised words

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allr (adj.) ‘all...’alls 16/2

3bera (verb) [°berr; bar, báru; borinn] ‘bear, carry...’borin* 16/8

2engi (pron.) ‘no, none...’ — 16/2

framr (adj.) [°compar. framari/fremri, superl. framastr/fremstr] ‘outstanding, foremost...’fremstr 16/6

gefa (verb) ‘give...’gefr 16/1

1gera (verb) ‘do, make...’gerva 16/7

gjǫflund (noun f.) ‘generous disposition...’ — 16/8

glíkr (adj.) [°-jan/-an; compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘like, alike...’glíkt 16/7

1gramr (noun m.) ‘ruler...’Grams 16/5

gull (noun n.) ‘gold...’ — 16/3

hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’hanns 16/6

4heiðr (adj.) ‘bright...’heiðum 16/5

hildingr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘king, ruler...’hildinga 16/4

himinn (noun m.) [°himins, dat. himni; himnar] ‘heaven, sky...’himni 16/5

2hverr (pron.) ‘who, whom, each, every...’ — 16/7

hylli (noun f.) [°-] ‘favour...’ — 16/3

hǫggva (verb) ‘to strike, put to death, cut, hew...’hǫggvit 16/3

jǫfurr (noun m.) ‘ruler, prince...’jǫfra 16/1

konr (noun m.) [°-ar] ‘kind, descendant...’ — 16/4

konungmaðr (noun m.) ‘king...’konungmanna 16/6

mega (verb) ‘may, might...’ 16/2

mildr (adj.) [°compar. -ri/-ari, superl. -astr] ‘mild, gentle, gracious, generous...’mildi 16/4

munu (verb) ‘will, must...’mun 16/7

Óláfr (noun m.) ‘Óláfr...’ — 16/1

snjallr (adj.) ‘quick, resourceful, bold...’snjallra 16/2

spyrja (verb) [spurði] ‘ask; hear, find out...’spyr 16/7

svát (conj.) ‘so that, so as...’ — 16/1

til (prep.) ‘to...’ — 16/3

undir (prep.) ‘under...’ — 16/8

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’es 16/5

 

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