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Þórarinn stuttfeldr (Þstf)

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

2. Lausavísur (Lv) - 3

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.

Lausavísur — Þstf LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ Þórarinn stuttfeldr, Lausavísur’ 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. 479-81. <> (accessed 19 May 2022)

stanzas:  1   2   3 

Skj: Þórarinn stuttfeldr: 2. Lausavísur, o. 1120 (AI, 491-2, BI, 463-4)

SkP info: II, 480

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

2 — Þstf Lv 2II

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Þórarinn stuttfeldr, Lausavísur 2’ 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. 480.

Þú vændir mér, Þrœnda
þengill, ef stef fengak
frænda Serks at fundi,
folkrakkr, gefa nakkvat.
Lézt, at Hôkon héti,
hildingr inn fémildi,
(nú samir mér at minnask)
mǫrstrútr (á þat gǫrva).

{Folkrakkr þengill Þrœnda}, þú vændir gefa mér nakkvat, ef fengak stef at fundi {frænda Serks}. Inn fémildi hildingr, lézt, at Hôkon héti mǫrstrútr; nú samir mér at minnask gǫrva á þat.

{Battle-brave lord of the Þrœndir} [NORWEGIAN KING = Sigurðr], you promised to give me something if I could produce a stanza at the meeting with {Serkr’s kinsman} [= Hákon]. Generous monarch, you said that Hákon was called mǫrstrútr (‘Lump of Lard’); now it’s only fitting for me to recall that perfectly.

texts: H-Hr 323, Mork 187

editions: Skj Þórarinn stuttfeldr: 2. Lausavísur 2 (AI, 491; BI, 463-4); Skald I, 228; Mork 1867, 188, Mork 1928-32, 386, Andersson and Gade 2000, 348, 489 (Msona); Fms 7, 153 (Msona ch. 39); F 1871, 299, E 1916, 150 (Msona).


GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 30r, 47 - 30r, 47 (Mork)  image  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 108v - 109r, 1 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 72rb, 3 - 72rb, 3 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 64va, 31 - 64va, 35  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 43r, 9 - 43r, 11  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 328v, 11 - 328v, 18  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 26r, 1 - 26r, 1  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 545r, 14 - 545r, 21  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated