Oddr Snorrason (OSnorr)
12th century; volume 1; ed. Diana Whaley;
Lausavísa (Lv) - 1
Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar by Oddr Snorrason (ÓTOdd) - 31
Oddr (OSnorr) lived in the second half of the twelfth century and belonged to a well-documented family from northern Iceland (Ldn, ÍF 1, 199, 211-12). He became a monk and priest at the Benedictine monastery of Þingeyrar, a great centre of learning and literature, and specifically of devotion to the missionary king Óláfr Tryggvason (r. c. 995-c. 1000). Oddr compiled a life of the king which survives in its Old Norse translation as ÓTOdd; see ‘Sources’ in Introduction to this volume. He is also identified with the monk Oddr inn fróði ‘the Learned’ who is credited with Yngvars saga víðfǫrla in its epilogue. Oddr is not known as a skald, aside from his probable responsibility for the stanza below, which is the Latin counterpart of Stefnir Lv 1; see further Introduction to the stanza and Andersson (2003, 1-4).
Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Oddr Snorrason, Lausavísa’ 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. 891.
SkP info: I, 891
1 — OSnorr Lv 1I
Cite as: Diana Whaley (ed.) 2012, ‘Oddr Snorrason, Lausavísa 1’ 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. 891.
|Nec nominabo; |
curuus est deorsum
nasus in apostata,
qui Sueion regem
de terra seduxit
et filium Tryggva
traxit in dolo.
Nec nominabo; pene monstrabo: nasus est curuus deorsum in apostata, qui Sueion regem de terra seduxit et filium Tryggva traxit in dolo.
I will not name [him]; I will almost indicate: the nose is bent downwards on the apostate who enticed King Sveinn from his realm and drew the son of Tryggvi on treacherously.
texts: ‹ÓTOdd 3›
editions: Skj Not in Skj; Skj AI, 154; Fms 10, 342, ÓTOdd 1932, 194, ÍF 25, 308.