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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ásb Ævkv 3VIII (OStór 6)

Peter Jorgensen (ed.) 2017, ‘Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar 6 (Ásbjǫrn, Ævikviða 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 610.


text and translation

Annat var, þá er inni.
Allstórir saman fórum;
stóð þar upp í stafni
Stórólfs burr inn frækni,
þá er langskipum lagði
lundr at Eyrasundi;
nú mun ek tældr í tryggðum
trolla byggðir kanna.

Annat var, þá er inni. Allstórir fórum saman; {inn frækni burr Stórólfs} stóð þar upp í stafni, þá er lundr lagði langskipum at Eyrasundi; ek, tældr í tryggðum, mun nú kanna byggðir trolla.
‘It used to be different, when inside. We mighty ones travelled together; the brave son of Stórólfr [= Ormr] stood up there at the prow when the tree <warrior> sailed the warships towards the Øresund; I, betrayed under truce, will now explore the dwellings of trolls.

notes and context

[1]: See Note to OStór 5/1.



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: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 18. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar IV 3: AII, 343, BII, 365, Skald II, 198, NN §184; ÓT 1689, 13, Fms 3, 218-19, Flat 1860-8, I, 528, Þorleifur Jónsson 1904, 213; Guðni Jónsson 1935, 183 (ch. 7), Guðni Jónsson 1946-9, 11, 457-8 (ch. 7), Faulkes 2011b, 69-70 (ch. 7) (OStór).


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