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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ormr Steinþórsson (Ormr)

11th century; volume 3; ed. Russell Poole;

1. Poem about a woman (Woman) - 7

Skj info: Ormr Steinþórsson, Islandsk skjald, 11. årh.(?) (AI, 415-416, BI, 385-386).

Skj poems:
1. Af et digt om en kvinde (?)
2. Af et ubestemmeligt digt

Nothing is known about Ormr Steinþórsson (Ormr). The patronymic indicates that he was probably an Icelander rather than a Norwegian (Ólafur Halldórsson 1969b, 156). Finnur Jónsson (Skj AI, 415) places him in the eleventh century, with a query, but commonalities between his work and certain other poems, noted below, make a floruit in the late twelfth century, perhaps even the turn of the thirteenth, more probable. He appears from the internal evidence of poetic fragments attributed to him to have composed for both male and female patrons; one of the male recipients was evidently blind (see Introduction to Ormr Frag below).

Poem about a woman — Ormr WomanIII

Russell Poole 2017, ‘ Ormr Steinþórsson, Poem about a woman’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 323. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1336> (accessed 7 December 2021)

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for reference only:  1x 

Skj: Ormr Steinþórsson: 1. Af et digt om en kvinde (?) (AI, 415-416, BI, 385); stanzas (if different): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

SkP info: III, 331

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

6 — Ormr Woman 6III

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Ormr Steinþórsson, Poem about a woman 6’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 331.

Hróðrar njóti funa Fríðr
— Fundins mærða*k salar grund —
(fastan lagðak flagðs gust)
fjarðar (á brims garð).

{Fríðr {funa fjarðar}} njóti hróðrar; mærða*k {grund {salar Fundins}}; lagðak {fastan gust flagðs} á {garð brims}.

May {the Fríðr <goddess> {of the fire of the fjord}} [GOLD > WOMAN] enjoy my praise; I honoured {the land {of the hall of Fundinn <dwarf>}} [STONE > WOMAN]; I set {my steadfast gust of the troll-woman} [MIND] on {the fence of the surf} [WAVE].

texts: LaufE 181 (397)

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

LaufE 1979, 397; Jón Helgason 1966a, 177.

sources

GKS 2368 4°x (2368x) 132 - 132 (LaufE)  image  
AM 738 4°x (738x) 124v - 124v (LaufE)  image  image  
Thott 1496 4°x (1496x) 54v - 54v (LaufE)  image  image  
Holm papp 5 8°x (papp5 8°x) -  
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