Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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I. 3. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar (Óldr) - 28

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2.1: Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar (‘Drápa about Óláfr Tryggvason’) — Anon ÓldrI

Kate Heslop 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar’ 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. 1031.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII]: [1]. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar, ‘er Halfredr orti vandræda skalld’, et digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 573-8, BI, 567-74)

SkP info: I, 1034

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2 — Anon Óldr 2I

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Cite as: Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 2’ 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. 1034.

Mætr hefr minna látit
mik stólkonungr sólar
snjallr, an sómði þolli
sverðéls, bragar verðan.
Þó vilk Þróttar skýja,
þeim es engr vas beima,
eldveitanda ítrum,
alfríðri, lof smíða.

{Mætr, snjallr stólkonungr sólar} hefr látit mik verðan minna bragar, an sómði {þolli {sverðéls}}. Þó vilk smíða lof ítrum {{{Þróttar skýja} eld}veitanda}, þeim es engr beima vas alfríðri.

{The excellent, valiant emperor of the sun} [= God] has made me worthy of lesser poetry than befitted {the fir-tree {of the sword-storm}} [BATTLE > WARRIOR = Óláfr]. Nevertheless I will craft praise {for the splendid offerer {of the fire {of the clouds of Þróttr <= Óðinn>}}} [(lit. ‘fire-offerer of the clouds of Þróttr’) SHIELDS > SWORD > WARRIOR = Óláfr], the one than whom no-one among men was finer in all respects.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XII]: [1]. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 2 (AI, 574; BI, 567); Skald I, 275; Munch and Unger 1847, 121, 140, Gullberg 1875, 11, 22-3.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 112va, 21 - 112va, 24 (Rst)  transcr.  image  image  
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