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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

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

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, 1051

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20 — Anon Óldr 20I

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Cite as: Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 20’ 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. 1051.

Hrafngreddir stóð hoddum
hættastr*, jafnt sem ætti,
linns í lypting sinni
látrkennir, fjǫr þrenni.
Yggs þykkjumk ek ekki
ógnblíðustum síðan
hjaldrs frá horskum gildi
hafa sannfregit annat.

 

{The raven-feeder}, [WARRIOR] most hazardous to hoards, {master {of the serpent’s lair}}, [(lit. ‘lair-master of the serpent’) GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] stood on his after-deck, just as if he had three lives. I seem not to have truly heard anything else since about {the sage, most battle-delighting dispenser {of the uproar of Yggr. [BATTLE > WARRIOR]

notes: [5-8]: The helmingr’s uncertainty about Óláfr’s fate is reminiscent of Hfr ErfÓl 20-7, and sannfregit ‘truly heard’ may be a direct verbal echo of Hfr ErfÓl 22/5.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XII]: [1]. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 20 (AI, 577; BI, 572); Skald I, 277, NN §3127; Munch and Unger 1847, 122, 141, Gullberg 1875, 17, 35-6.

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Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 113ra, 11 - 113ra, 15  transcr.  image  image  
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