Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þorbjǫrn svarti (Þsvart)

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

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Þórbjǫrn svarti, Orknøsk(?) skjald, d. 1152. (AI, 531, BI, 512).

Skj poems:
Lausavísa

Lausavísa — Þsvart LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þorbjǫrn svarti, Lausavísa’ 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. 624-5.

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Skj: Þórbjǫrn svarti: Lausavísa, 1152 (AI, 531, BI, 512); stanzas (if different): [v]

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume II, pp. 624-5. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

1 — Þsvart Lv 1II

Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Þorbjǫrn svarti, Lausavísa 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, pp. 624-5.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Vask í hirð með herði
hjǫrþeys í Orkneyjum,
réð folkstara fœðir
fyrr of vetr til styrjar;
nú berum rǫnd með reyndum
rausnarliga jarli
ǫrt á úrga vǫrtu
Akrsborgar frjámorgin.

texts: Flat 716, Orkn, Orkn 72

editions: Skj Þórbjǫrn svarti: Lausavísa (AI, 531; BI, 512); Skald I, 251, NN §§806, 987, 1853E, 1875; Flat 1860-8, II, 486, Orkn 1913-16, 253, ÍF 34, 229-30 (ch. 88).

sources

GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 140vb, 29 - 140vb, 29 (Orkn)  image  image  image  
UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 49v - 49v (Orkn)  image  
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