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Steinn Óldr 12II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Steinn Herdísarson, Óláfsdrápa 12’ 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, p. 378.

Steinn HerdísarsonÓláfsdrápa
111213

Lǫnd vill þengill Þrœnda
— þat líkar vel skǫtnum —
ǫll við œrna snilli
eggdjarfr í frið leggja.
Hugnar þjóð, þats þegna
þrályndr til friðmála
kúgar Engla œgir.
Óláfr borinn sólu.

{Eggdjarfr þengill Þrœnda} vill leggja ǫll lǫnd í frið við œrna snilli; þat líkar skǫtnum vel. Þjóð hugnar, þats {þrályndr œgir Engla} kúgar þegna til friðmála. …Óláfr borinn sólu.

{The blade-daring lord of the Þrœndir} [NORWEGIAN KING = Óláfr] wants to establish peace in all lands with great wisdom; that really pleases people. Men like it, that {the obstinate-minded intimidator of the English} [= Óláfr] forces people to peace-talks. …Óláfr born [beneath] the sun.

Mss: Mork(20r) (Mork); H(79r), Hr(55vb) (H-Hr); Kˣ(589r), 39(32va), F(55va), E(29v), J2ˣ(301v) (Hkr); FskBˣ(81v), FskAˣ(322) (Fsk)

Readings: [1] þengill Þrœnda: so all others, Þrœnda þengill Mork    [3] við: vill E, J2ˣ;    œrna: ‘yrna’ 39, ‘ekna’ E, J2ˣ    [4] í: ok FskAˣ    [5] þats (‘þat er’): er H, en Hr    [7] œgir: ‘ygir’ 39

Editions: Skj AI, 412, Skj BI, 382, Skald I, 190; Mork 1867, 125, Mork 1928-32, 288-9, Andersson and Gade 2000, 279-80, 483 (Ólkyrr); Fms 6, 439 (Ólkyrr ch. 2); ÍF 28, 203 (Ólkyrr ch. 1), F 1871, 256, E 1916, 104; ÍF 29, 299 (ch. 79).

Context: In Mork and Fsk the st. follows the description of the peace negotiations between Óláfr and Sveinn Úlfsson. In Hkr and H-Hr it is appended to a description of Óláfr’s physical and mental attributes that follows the account of the peace treaty.

Notes: [5] þats ‘that’: For this conjunction, see Note to Ill Har 1/1. — [8]: For this l. of the split refrain (klofastef), see Note to st. 1/8 above.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Fms = Sveinbjörn Egilsson et al., eds. 1825-37. Fornmanna sögur eptir gömlum handritum útgefnar að tilhlutun hins norræna fornfræða fèlags. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Popp.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Andersson, Theodore M. and Kari Ellen Gade, trans. 2000. Morkinskinna: The Earliest Icelandic Chronicle of the Norwegian Kings (1030-1157). Islandica 51. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.
  5. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  6. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  7. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  8. E 1916 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1916. Eirspennill: AM 47 fol. Nóregs konunga sǫgur: Magnús góði – Hákon gamli. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske historiske kildeskriftskommission.
  9. ÍF 29 = Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum; Fagrskinna—Nóregs konungatal. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. 1985.
  10. Mork 1867 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1867. Morkinskinna: Pergamentsbog fra første halvdel af det trettende aarhundrede. Indeholdende en af de ældste optegnelser af norske kongesagaer. Oslo: Bentzen.
  11. Internal references
  12. 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].
  13. 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.
  14. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Hulda and Hrokkinskinna (H-Hr)’ 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].
  15. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Morkinskinna (Mork)’ 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].
  16. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Illugi bryndœlaskáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði 1’ 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, pp. 282-3.
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