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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þorleikr fagri (Þfagr)

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

Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson (Sveinn) - 10

Skj info: Þórleikr fagri, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh. (AI, 396-9, BI, 365-8).

Skj poems:
En flokk om Sven Ulfssön
En flokk om Sven Ulfssön 11-13

Þorleikr’s background is unknown. In 1051 he travelled from Iceland via Norway to Denmark to present a poem to Sveinn Úlfsson (ÍF 28, 113; ÍF 29, 253; Mork 1928-32, 161; Flat 1860-8, III, 338; Fms 6, 256). Both his name and his nickname fagri ‘the Fair’ indicate that he may have come from the family of the Laxdœlir (see Genealogy IIIa in ÍF 5; SnE 1848-87, III, 737-9; LH 1894-1901, I, 641-2). Þorleikr was a rather common name among the Laxdœlir (e.g. Þorleikr Hǫskuldsson and Þorleikr Bollason), and members of that family, such as Hǫskuldr Dala-Kollsson, Óláfr pá ‘Peacock’ Hǫskuldsson and Hallgerðr Hǫskuldsdóttir, were admired for their beauty (see ÍF 5, 14, 27; ÍF 12, 6-7). Þorleikr is listed in Skáldatal as one of the poets who eulogised Sveinn Úlfsson, and it is not said that he composed about any other dignitary or ruler (see SnE 1848-87, III, 258, 267, 283).

Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson — Þfagr SveinnII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson’ 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. 313-22.

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Skj: Þórleikr fagri: En flokk om Sven Ulfssön, 1051 (AI, 396-9, BI, 365-8); stanzas (if different): 11 | 12 | 13

SkP info: II, 322

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10 — Þfagr Sveinn 10II

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lemmatised words

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allr (adj.) ‘all...’allri 10/6

5at (nota) ‘to (with infinitive)...’ — 10/3

bragningr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘prince, ruler...’bragningum 10/4

Danmǫrk (noun f.) ‘[Denmark]...’Danmǫrku 10/8

endi (noun m.) ‘end...’endum 10/7

2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’þeirs 10/1

fundr (noun m.) ‘discovery, meeting...’fundar 10/2

grund (noun f.) ‘earth, land...’ — 10/7

hafa (verb) ‘have...’ — 10/1, hefr 10/3, hefr 10/5

hagna (verb) ‘turn out...’hagnat 10/4

halda (verb) ‘hold, keep...’haldit 10/5

hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’ — 10/6, þeim 10/3

hættr (adj.) [°compar. -ari/-ri, superl. -astr] ‘dangerous...’Hætt 10/1

hǫlðr (noun m.) [°-s; -ar] ‘man...’hauld 10/5

hǫlðvinr (noun m.)hauldvinr 10/5

jóti (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘one of the Jótar...’Jóta 10/7

konungr (noun m.) [°dat. -i, -s; -ar] ‘king...’ — 10/6

lítill (adj.) [°lítinn] ‘little...’lítt 10/3

með (prep.) ‘with...’ — 10/7

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’ — 10/8

ógn (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘terror, battle...’ — 10/8

ógnsterkr (adj.)ógnstarkr 10/8

sik (pron.) [°gen. sín, dat. sér] ‘(refl. pron.)...’sér 10/1

snjallr (adj.) ‘quick, resourceful, bold...’ — 10/6

sterkr (adj.) ‘strong...’starkr 10/8

stunda (verb) ‘proceed...’stundum 10/2

2Sveinn (noun m.) ‘Sveinn...’Sveins 10/2

sœkja (verb) ‘seek, attack...’sóttu 10/1

til (prep.) ‘to...’ — 10/2

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’s 10/6

vinr (noun m.) [°-ar, dat. -/(-i OsvReyk 92.17); -ir] ‘friend...’ — 10/5

þó (adv.) ‘though...’ — 10/5

þrennr (adj.) ‘three(fold)...’þrimr 10/4

þreyta (verb) ‘prolong, strive...’ — 10/3


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