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Þórarinn stuttfeldr (Þstf)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

1. Stuttfeldardrápa (Stuttdr) - 7

Þórarinn stuttfeldr ‘Short-cloak’ (Þstf) is known only from the episode recounted in Msona in Mork (Mork), H-Hr (H, Hr) and the interpolated mss of Hkr (F, E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ), in which he acquired his nickname stuttfeldr (see Mork 1928-32, 385-7; Fms 7, 152-5; F 1871, 299-300; E 1916, 150-1). See also Þstf Lv 1-3 below and Sjórs Lv 2. Þórarinn is listed among the poets of Sigurðr jórsalafari ‘Jerusalem-farer’ Magnússon (d. 1130) in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 263, 276, 629-31). According to Mork (1928-32, 386), Þórarinn was an Icelander.

Stuttfeldardrápa — Þstf StuttdrII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þórarinn stuttfeldr, Stuttfeldardrápa’ 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. 473-9.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7 

Skj: Þórarinn stuttfeldr: 1. Stuttfeldardrápa, o. 1120 (AI, 489-91, BI, 461-3)

SkP info: II, 474

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1 — Þstf Stuttdr 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Þórarinn stuttfeldr, Stuttfeldardrápa 1’ 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, p. 474.

Dreif til handa
herr framr grami
hollr hauksnjǫllum
hvaðanæva svá,
sem fyrr í fǫr
frétt hǫfðu rétt
konunga kyn
Kraka margspǫkum.

Framr, hollr herr dreif til handa hauksnjǫllum grami svá hvaðanæva, sem hǫfðu rétt frétt kyn konunga fyrr í fǫr margspǫkum Kraka.

An outstanding, loyal army gathered around the hawk-brave lord from everywhere, just as [men] have rightly heard that the kin of kings earlier [were] in the company of the very sagacious Kraki (‘Pole-ladder’) <legendary king>.

Mss: Mork(25r) (Mork); H(94r), Hr(64rb) (H-Hr)

Readings: [8] ‑spǫkum: ‘‑spraukum’ Hr

Editions: Skj: Þórarinn stuttfeldr, 1. Stuttfeldardrápa 1: AI, 489, BI, 461-2, Skald I, 227, NN §3107; Mork 1867, 157, Mork 1928-32, 338, Andersson and Gade 2000, 313-14, 488 (Msona); Fms 7, 75-6 (Msona ch. 2).

Context: Sigurðr prepared to set out on his journey to Palestine and men gathered around him.

Notes: [1] dreif ‘gathered’: Kock (Skald; NN §3107) emends to helt ‘gathered’ to achieve double alliteration in this l. — [3] hauksnjǫllum ‘the hawk-brave’: See also Ólhv Hryn 7/1. — [7] kyn konunga ‘the kin of kings’: Konunga ‘of kings’ is unmetrical and requires suspended resolution in metrical position 2 of this l. — [8]: Hrólfr kraki ‘Pole-ladder’ was a legendary Dan. king (see Hrólf; SnE 1998, I, 58-9). See also ÞjóðA Sex 27.

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