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Þórðr Særeksson (Sjáreksson) (ÞSjár)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

3. Róðudrápa (Róðdr) - 1

Very little is known about Þórðr Særeksson (or, in a later form, Sjáreksson) (ÞSjár). Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 253, 257, 274, 281) lists him among the poets of Eiríkr jarl Hákonarson (r. c. 1000-c. 1014) and King Óláfr Haraldsson (S. Óláfr, d. 1030). According to ÓT (1958-2000, II, 322-3) Þórðr went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land during the reign of Óláfr Haraldsson, and, arriving in Syria, met Óláfr Tryggvason, who is said to have escaped from the battle of Svǫlðr (c. 1000). Óláfr greeted Þórðr warmly and sent his regards to Þórðr’s kinsman-in-law (mágr), the famous Icelander Hjalti Skeggjason. In some mss Þórðr is referred to as Svartsson or svartaskáld, probably from a misreading of his patronymic (see LH I, 603-5 and Introduction to ðudrápa (Róðdr) below). In addition to the poems edited here (Þórálfs drápa Skólmssonar (Þórdr), Flokkr about Klœingr Brúsason (Klœingr) and Róðdr), three fragments of Þórðr’s poetry are preserved in SnE and one in LaufE (ÞSjár Frag 1-4III); these fragments are edited in SkP III. Þórðr’s oeuvre presents difficulties in that the people and events commemorated there span some sixty-five years, from c. 961 (Þórdr) to c. 1026 (Róðdr), so that it must be assumed either that he was exceptionally long-lived or that Þórdr was composed after a lapse of several years or decades; see further Introduction to that poem.

notes
LP: ÞSjár(Sær)

Róðudrápa — ÞSjár RóðdrI

Kari Ellen Gade 2012, ‘ Þórðr Særeksson (Sjáreksson), Róðudrápa’ 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. 242. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1419> (accessed 16 January 2022)

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Þórðr Særeksson: 3. Róðudrápa, o. 1031 (AI, 329, BI, 303); stanzas (if different): [v]

SkP info: I, 243

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1 — ÞSjár Róðdr 1I

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lemmatised words

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3at (prep.) ‘at, to...’ — 1/5

5at (nota) ‘to (with infinitive)...’ — 1/7

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 1/5 var

ágætr (adj.) [°compar. ágǽtari/ágǽtri, superl. ágǽtastr/ágǽztr] ‘excellent...’ágæta 1/3 var, ágætan 1/3

dróttinn (noun m.) [°dróttins, dat. dróttni (drottini [$1049$]); dróttnar] ‘lord, master...’ — 1/1

Egðir (noun m.) ‘the Egðir...’Egða 1/1

2eiga (verb) [°á/eigr (præs. pl. 3. pers. eigu/eiga); átti, áttu; átt] ‘own, have...’Átti 1/1

Englar (noun m.) ‘English people...’engla 1/1 var

gefa (verb) ‘give...’gaf 1/4 var

1gramr (noun m.) ‘ruler...’ — 1/6

hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’hônum 1/6

1hringr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -; -ar] ‘ring; sword...’hringa 1/4

hræ (noun n.) [°; -] ‘corpse, carrion...’hrævi 1/8

hrœði (noun f.) ‘°røre, uro...’hræði 1/8 var

í (prep.) ‘in, into...’ — 1/5 var, 1/8 var

Jóti (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘one of the Jótar...’Jóta 1/3

kljúfa (verb) ‘cleave...’klauf 1/4 var

1klyfja (verb) ‘[cleaves, cloven]...’klýfr 1/4

móti (prep.) ‘against...’ — 1/5

1 (verb) ‘reach, get, manage...’náir 1/5 var

nær (adv.) ‘near, almost; when...’ — 1/5

3of (prep.) ‘around, from; too...’ — 1/8

Óláfr (noun m.) ‘Óláfr...’Ôleifr 1/2

reyna (verb) ‘test, try, experience...’ — 1/7

1 (pron.) [°gen. þess, dat. þeim, acc. þann; f. sú, gen. þeirrar, acc. þá; n. þat, dat. því; pl. m. þeir, f. þǽ---] ‘that (one), those...’þanns 1/4

skapt (noun m.) [°; *-] ‘°(Fr def. 5 “en af de Stænger hvormed Væ...’ — 1/5 var

skarpr (adj.) ‘sharp, bitter...’skarft 1/5 var, skarpt 1/5

skart (noun n.) [°-s] ‘splendours, finery...’ — 1/5 var

Skánungr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘one of the Skánungar...’Skônunga 1/6

skjóta (verb) ‘shoot...’Skaut 1/5, skautat 1/5 var

2slœgr (adj.) ‘skilful...’slægr 1/8 var

slær (adj.) ‘[weak, blunt]...’ — 1/8

sonr (noun m.) [°-ar, dat. syni; synir, acc. sonu, syni] ‘son...’son 1/7 var, 1/7

1stál (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘steel, weapon, prow...’stála 1/2

2Sveinn (noun m.) ‘Sveinn...’Sveins 1/7

1ulfr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘wolf...’ — 1/8

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’var 1/7 var, varat 1/7 var, vasa 1/7

1verða (verb) ‘become, be...’varð 1/7 var

2við (prep.) ‘with, against...’ — 1/3

þjóta (verb) ‘roar...’þaut 1/8

þrima (noun f.) ‘battle, din...’þrimu 1/2

1þruma (noun f.) [°; -ur] ‘thunder-clap...’þrumu 1/2 var

þryma (noun f.) ‘[thunder]...’þrymu 1/2 var

ǫðlingr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘prince, ruler...’ǫðling 1/4, 1/4 var

unlemmatised variants — hrímu (1); skánuga (1); slæfr (1); slækr (1)

 

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