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, 1055

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24 — Anon Óldr 24I

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Cite as: Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 24’ 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. 1055.

Slóð drap svangt til grœðis
— sá vargr rekinn margan
hǫggvinn mann ór hrǫnnum —
hlaupstóð jǫtuns móður.
Fœtr bar fôlu Sóti
(fjǫrrán) í val grána
(áðr beið hirð fyr hauðri)
hungrtrauðr, en frá rauða.

{Svangt hlaupstóð {móður jǫtuns}} drap slóð til grœðis; vargr sá margan hǫggvinn mann rekinn ór hrǫnnum. {Hungrtrauðr Sóti fôlu} bar grána fœtr í val, en rauða frá; áðr beið hirð fjǫrrán fyr hauðri.

{The starved loping stud-horses {of the giant’s mother}} [GIANTESS > WOLVES] beat a path to the ocean; the wolf saw many a slain man cast up from the waves. {The hunger-shunning Sóti <horse> of the troll-woman} [WOLF] bore grey feet to the slain, but red away; earlier the retinue underwent life-robbing off the coast.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XII]: [1]. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 24 (AI, 578; BI, 573); Skald I, 277; Munch and Unger 1847, 123, 142, Gullberg 1875, 18-19, 39-40.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 113ra, 27 - 113ra, 31  transcr.  image  image  
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