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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þstf Stuttdr 7II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Þórarinn stuttfeldr, Stuttfeldardrápa 7’ 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. 478-9.

Þórarinn stuttfeldrStuttfeldardrápa

text and translation

Herr hauksnǫrum
harðmóðigr varð.

Herr varð harðmóðigr hauksnǫrum.
‘People became extremely stirred by the hawk-brave one.

notes and context

When Sigurðr returned to Norway, the people welcomed him warmly: [skaldit] segir. hverso fegnir menn vrþo honom er hann com heim iland ‘[the skald] reports how joyful people became when he returned to his country’ (Mork 1928-32, 352).

None of the mss identifies the poet of this fragment, but the metre (tøglag) suggests that it belongs to Stuttdr.


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Þórarinn stuttfeldr, 1. Stuttfeldardrápa 7: AI, 491, BI, 463, Skald I, 227, NN §§966, 2990D; Mork 1867, 166, Mork 1928-2, 352, Andersson and Gade 2000, 325, 489 (Msona); Fms 7, 99 (Msona ch. 15).


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