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Stúfr Stúfdr 6II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Stúfr inn blindi Þórðarson kattar, Stúfsdrápa 6’ 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. 355-6.

Stúfr inn blindi Þórðarson kattarStúfsdrápa
567

Flýðu þeir á Þjóðu
þengils fund af stundu;
stórt réð hugprútt hjarta.
Haralds ǫnd ofarr lǫndum.

Þeir á Þjóðu flýðu fund þengils af stundu; hugprútt hjarta réð stórt. …Haralds ǫnd ofarr lǫndum….

Those at Thy fled the encounter with the prince at once; the proud heart prevailed completely. …Haraldr’s spirit above the lands….

Mss: Mork(9r) (Mork); Flat(197vb) (Flat); H(45r), Hr(32va) (H-Hr); FskAˣ(266) (Fsk); Kˣ(543r), 39(23vb), F(45vb), E(16r), J2ˣ(270v) (Hkr)

Readings: [1] Flýðu: ‘Fluðu’ FskAˣ;    þeir: þeir sem Hr;    Þjóðu: ‘þiodi’ Flat    [2] af: á FskAˣ    [3] réð: so Flat, H, FskAˣ, Kˣ, 39, F, E, J2ˣ, ‘rett’ Mork, ræðr Hr;    hugprútt: hugfullt H, Hr, hugprúðr E

Editions: Skj AI, 405, Skj BI, 374, Skald I, 186; Mork 1867, 55, Mork 1928-32, 163, Andersson and Gade 2000, 199, 476 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 339 (MH); Fms 6, 258 (HSig ch. 51); ÍF 29, 256-7 (ch. 55); ÍF 28, 114 (HSig ch. 34), F 1871, 213, E 1916, 56.

Context: After Sveinn Úlfsson failed to appear at a stipulated meeting in the Götaälv, Haraldr retaliated by harrying Jylland and wasting Thy with fire.

Notes: [All]: For these events, see also Þfagr Sveinn and ÞjóðA Har 1-7. — [1] þeir á Þjóðu ‘those at Thy’: Þeir ‘those, they’ could perhaps also be a reference to people in some previous ll., now lost: þeir flýðu fund þengils á Þjóðu ‘they fled the encounter with the prince at Thy’. Thy is a district in north-western Jylland (Jutland). — [4]: For this part of the klofastef, see Note to st. 2/8 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. Flat 1860-8 = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and C. R. Unger, eds. 1860-8. Flateyjarbók. En samling af norske konge-sagaer med indskudte mindre fortællinger om begivenheder i og udenfor Norge samt annaler. 3 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  6. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  7. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  8. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  9. E 1916 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1916. Eirspennill: AM 47 fol. Nóregs konunga sǫgur: Magnús góði – Hákon gamli. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske historiske kildeskriftskommission.
  10. ÍF 29 = Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum; Fagrskinna—Nóregs konungatal. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. 1985.
  11. 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.
  12. Internal references
  13. Not published: do not cite (HSigII)
  14. Not published: do not cite (MHII)
  15. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson’ 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. 313-22.
  16. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Stanzas about Haraldr Sigurðarson’s leiðangr 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. 150-1.
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