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Oddr kíkinaskáld — OkíkII

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Vol. 2, 31-4 —  — ed. Kari Ellen Gade

Poetry

Biography

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Biography of) Oddr kíkinaskáld’ 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. 31-4.

Very little is known about Oddr kíkinaskáld (Okík). Skáldatal lists him among the poets of Magnús Óláfsson and Haraldr Sigurðarson (SnE 1848-87, III, 254, 262, 274-5), and he appears to have been in Norway at the time of Magnús’s death (in 1047). The meaning of his nickname is debated (composing about a person with the name or nickname Kíkini or Kikini: so SnE 1848-87, III, 576, Finnur Jónsson 1907, 246; composing about people from a Norw. farmstead Kíkin: so ÍF 28, 63 n. 1). The quantity of the first <i> in the nickname cannot be established.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. SnE 1848-87 = Snorri Sturluson. 1848-87. Edda Snorra Sturlusonar: Edda Snorronis Sturlaei. Ed. Jón Sigurðsson et al. 3 vols. Copenhagen: Legatum Arnamagnaeanum. Rpt. Osnabrück: Zeller, 1966.
  3. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  4. Finnur Jónsson. 1907. ‘Tilnavne i den islandske oldlitteratur’. ÅNOH, 161-381.
  5. Internal references
  6. Not published: do not cite ()

other information

Oddr kíkinaskáld (Okík)

11th century

Skj AI, 354-5; BI, 327-8

volume 2

main editor: Kari Ellen Gade

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