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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, 1056

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26 — Anon Óldr 26I

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Cite as: Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 26’ 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. 1056.

Borit hefk hróðr enn hjǫrva
(hóf sœmði vel lófa
elda) þeys fyr ôsu
(ôr mest* at hlut flestum).
Áðr mun, óss an glóða
elris þrek, at virkum,
greppr megi ǫllum yppa
ǫrnfljótr, at brag þrjóta.

Hefk enn borit hróðr fyr {ôsu {þeys hjǫrva}}; mest* hóf sœmði vel {ôr {elda lófa}} at flestum hlut. Áðr mun þrjóta at brag at virkum, an ǫrnfljótr greppr megi yppa ǫllum þrek {elris {glóða óss}}.

I have, further, borne praise before {gods {of the breeze of swords}} [BATTLE > WARRIORS]; the greatest restraint suited well {the envoy {of fires of the palm}} [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] in most respects. The poem for the dear one [Óláfr] will come to an end before the eagle-swift poet will be able to extol all the valour {of the alder {of the embers of the estuary}} [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN].

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XII]: [1]. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 26 (AI, 578; BI, 574); Skald I, 278, NN §§1223, 1224, 2991A; Munch and Unger 1847, 123, 142, Gullberg 1875, 19, 40-1.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 113ra, 36 - 113rb, 1  transcr.  image  image  
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