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Þorfinnr munnr (Þorf)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Þorfinnr munnr ‘Mouth’ (Þorf) is numbered among the Icelandic hirðmenn ‘retainers’ of King Óláfr inn helgi Haraldsson (S. Óláfr) in one of the Articuli ‘extracts’ from Styrmir Kárason’s Lífssaga (Flat 1860-8, III, 244). Most of them are skalds, and Þorfinnr is said to be the brother of one Þórðr and to be skaalld mikit ‘a great poet’. The brothers came from northern Iceland, and fought and died at Stiklastaðir (Stiklestad, 1030). Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 253, 261), as well as listing Þorfinnr under Óláfr helgi, also names him, in the U redaction (ibid., 266), as poet to Hákon jarl Sigurðarson (d. c. 995), but the existence of a variant, ‘Þorolfr munnr’, in the 761aˣ redaction (ibid., 256), together with the fact that a former retainer of Hákon who fought at Stiklastaðir would be well over fifty in 1030, leave it somewhat uncertain whether these are one and the same person.

Lausavísur — Þorf LvI

Diana Whaley 2012, ‘ Þorfinnr munnr, Lausavísur’ 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. 845. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1458> (accessed 19 September 2021)

stanzas:  1   2 

Skj: Þórfinnr munnr: Lausavísur (AI, 315, BI, 292)

SkP info: I, 845

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1 — Þorf Lv 1I

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Note: The following transcriptions have been entered to aid the editing process. These may not have been fully reviewed and checked and may therefore not be reliable. You may wish to consult the manuscript images. Any corrections can be notified to the database editor.

 Flat Geisli stendr til grundar gunnar iardar munna ofan fell blod ꜳ bꜳdar benskeídr enn gramr reídiz hrístíz hiorr i bríosti hríngi grænna lyngua enn folkþorinn fylkir feʀr vid steik at leika.   edit 
 NRA52 [...]tendr til grvndar grvn | [...]seiðr konungs reiði · hristisc | [...]oriɴ fylcir feʀ viþ steíc ||   [VEÞ]  edit 
 DG8 Gæisli st | ændr til grundar, grimma iarðar munna, ovan fællr bloð abaða, bænsæiðr | konungr ræiðan, ʀistizt hiorr ibrioste, ringi grꝍnna lyngua, en folk þorenn | fylcir, fær við stæik at læika·   [VEÞ]  edit 

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