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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, ‘(Introduction to) 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.

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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, 328

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

4 — Ormr Woman 4III

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Ormr Steinþórsson, Poem about a woman 4’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 328.

Skorða vas í fǫt fœrð
fjarðbeins afarhrein
nýri (sǫng nadd-Freyr)
nisting (of mjaðar Hrist).

{Skorða {fjarðbeins}} vas fœrð í afarhrein fǫt nýri nisting; {nadd-Freyr} sǫng of {Hrist mjaðar}.

{The prop {of the fjord-bone}} [STONE > WOMAN] was clothed in exceedingly clean garments with new stitching; {the spear-Freyr <god>} [WARRIOR] sang about {the Hrist <valkyrie> of mead} [WOMAN].

texts: LaufE 187 (399), Skm 207, TGT 91 [1-2], Gramm 93, SnE 209

editions: Skj Ormr Steinþórsson: 1. Af et digt om en kvinde (?) 3 (AI, 415; BI, 385); Skald I, 191; SnE 1848-87, I, 410-11, II, 324, 435, 584, III, 74, SnE 1931, 146, SnE 1998, I, 64; SnE 1848-87, II, 162-3, TGT 1884, 28, 104, TGT 1927, 76, 105; LaufE 1979, I, 379, 399.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 33r, 26 - 33r, 27 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 34v, 23 - 34v, 23 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W*) 76, 17 - 76, 18 (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 32r, 8 - 32r, 9 (SnE)  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 10v, 9 - 10v, 11 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 748 II 4° (C) 10v, 16 - 10v, 17 (SnE)  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W*) 109, 1 - 109, 1 [1-2] (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  image  
GKS 2368 4°x (2368x*) 119 - 119 (LaufE)  image  
GKS 2368 4°x (2368x*) 133 - 133 [1-1] (LaufE)  image  
AM 743 4°x (743x) 99v - 99v [1-2] (LaufE)  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 264r, 12 - 264r, 15  image  
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