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ÞKolb Eirdr 17I

Jayne Carroll (ed.) 2012, ‘Þórðr Kolbeinsson, Eiríksdrápa 17’ 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, p. 513.

Þórðr KolbeinssonEiríksdrápa
1617

Óð, en œrnu náði
íms sveit Freka hveiti,
— Gera ǫlðra naut gylðir —
Gjalpar stóð í blóði.

{Stóð Gjalpar} óð í blóði, en {sveit íms} náði {œrnu hveiti Freka}; gylðir naut {ǫlðra Gera}.

{The stud-horses of Gjǫlp <giantess>} [WOLVES] waded in blood, and {the company of the wolf} [WOLVES] gained {plentiful wheat of Freki <wolf>} [CORPSES]; the wolf enjoyed {the ales of Geri <wolf>} [BLOOD].

Mss: R(37r-v), Tˣ(39r), U(40r), A(14r), B(6r), C(6v) (SnE)

Readings: [1] œrnu: ‘ornv’ U;    náði: om. A    [2] íms: ‘mis‑’ U, uns C;    hveiti: beitu U, heiti A    [3] Gera: geira U;    ǫlðra: so A, B, C, ǫlðri R, ‘aldra’ Tˣ, ‘ylþer’ U;    gylðir: gyldra C    [4] Gjalpar: ‘giolfar’ U

Editions: Skj AI, 217, Skj BI, 206, Skald I, 108, NN §726; SnE 1848-87, I, 480, II, 350, 455, 538, 594, SnE 1931, 169, SnE 1998, I, 88, 210.

Context: This helmingr is cited in SnE (Skm) in a section exemplifying heiti and kennings for ‘wolves’.

Notes: [All]: In U, the skald is named as Þjóðólfr. — [2, 3] Freka; Gera ‘Freki; Geri’: The wolves of Óðinn (Grí 19), here used as generic heiti referring to the wolves of the battlefield. Both names mean ‘greedy’ (Þul Vargs 1/1, 5III). — [2] íms ‘of the wolf’: Another wolf-heiti, apparently meaning ‘dusky one’ (Þul Vargs 1/9III). — [3] ǫlðra (gen. pl.) ‘the ales’: This, the reading of A, B and C, is clearly preferable to R’s ǫlðr, as njóta ‘to enjoy’ requires a gen. direct object. — [4] Gjalpar ‘of Gjǫlp <giantess>’: On Gjǫlp/Gjalp, see Note to Þul Trollkvenna 2/1III. — [4] stóð ‘the stud-horses’: A grammatically sg. form; see Note to st. 5/2.

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. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  5. SnE 1931 = Snorri Sturluson. 1931. Edda Snorra Sturlusonar. Ed. Finnur Jónsson. Copenhagen: Gyldendal.
  6. SnE 1998 = Snorri Sturluson. 1998. Edda: Skáldskaparmál. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2 vols. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  7. Internal references
  8. Edith Marold 2017, ‘Snorra Edda (Prologue, Gylfaginning, Skáldskaparmál)’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
  9. Not published: do not cite (SkmIII)
  10. Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Trollkvenna heiti 2’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 725.
  11. Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Vargs heiti 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 903.
  12. Not published: do not cite ()
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