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Þorkell klyppr Þórðarson — ÞklyppI

skalds

Vol. 1, 268 —  — ed. R. D. Fulk

Poetry

Biography

R. D. Fulk 2012, ‘(Biography of) Þorkell klyppr Þórðarson’ 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. 268.

This skald (Þklypp) is known only through the incident to which his sole lausavísa is attached, and saga chronology would place this in the 970s (e.g. Hkr 1991, I, 144-5). Þorkell is said to have been a hersir in Hǫrðaland (Hordaland), and son of the famous Þórðr Hǫrða-Kárason. The nickname is recorded as klyppr in Flat, but kleypr (ms. ‘clꜹpr’) in Ágr, and is of uncertain meaning, but possibly ‘Thick-set’ (Lind 1920-1, 205). In Fsk and Hkr, Klyppr is a given name rather than a nickname.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Ágr = [Anonymous] Ágrip af Nóregs konunga sögum.
  3. Lind, Eric Henrik. 1920-1. Norsk-isländska personbinamn från medeltiden: samlade ock utgivna med forkläringar. Uppsala: Lundequist.
  4. Hkr 1991 = Bergljót S. Kristjánsdóttir et al., eds. 1991. Heimskringla. 3 vols. Reykjavík: Mál og menning.
  5. Internal references
  6. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Heimskringla (Hkr)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  7. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Flateyjarbók (Flat)’ 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, pp. clxi-clxii.
  8. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ 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, pp. clix-clxi.

other information

Þorkell klyppr Þórðarson (Þklypp)

10th century

Skj AI, 99; BI, 93

volume 1

main editor: R. D. Fulk

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