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AM 567 V 4to

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Norna-Gests þáttr — Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar; Iceland, 1450-1499

LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH CURLLATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH CURL

Special character shown similar to its original form.

Name
Árni Magnússon 
Birth
13 November 1663 
Death
07 January 1730 
Occupation
Professor, Arkivsekretær (Secretary of the Royal Archives) 
Roles
Scholar; Author; Scribe; Poet 
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Name
Hufnagel, Silvia Veronika 
Occupation
 
Roles
Scholar; student 
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Contents

1(1r-6r:22)
Norna-Gests þáttr
Incipit

Sídan drap zígurdur þaa fofní og ʀegin

Explicit

“sem hann sagde. og þat fra norna | gest ath seígía.”

Language of Text

Icelandic

Keywords
2(6r:23-8v)
Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar
Incipit

Hængur híet madur sonur ketíls navmdææla.

Explicit

“og uender um heyinu”

Bibliography

Þórhallur Vilmundarson, Harðar saga p. 395-421 Ed. 567

Language of Text

Icelandic

Physical Description

Support

Paper.

No. of leaves
8. 179 mm x 120 mm.
Foliation

Foliated in the top right-hand corners.

Condition

Fols 3-8 are damaged along the inner margins.

Layout

Written in one column with 25 to 26 lines per page.

Additions

Some marginalia. On the top margin of fol. 6v is with a contemporary hand written: “Sancta fenena”. Árni Magnússon wrote on the front pastedown: “Aptanaf | Norna Gestz þætti. | framanaf | Orms þætti Storolfssonar.”

History

Origin

Kålund (Katalog vol. I p. 722) dates the manuscript to the end of the fifteenth century, whereas the Dictionary of Old Norse Prose (ONP) dates it to the second half of the fifteenth century. It was written in Iceland.

Additional

Record History

Catalogued 1 August 2008 by Silvia Hufnagel.

Bibliography

AuthorTitleEditorScope
Harðar sagaed. Bjarni Vilhjálmsson, ed. Þórhallur Vilmundarson1991; XIII
Katalog over Den Arnamagnæanske Håndskriftsamlinged. Kristian KålundI: p. 722
Il racconto di Nornagestr: Edizione critica, traduzione e commentaro, Medioevied. Adele Cipolla1996; I
Two Icelandic Stories, Viking Society for Northern Research, Text seriesed. Anthony Faulkes1967; IV
The Saga manuscript 2845, 4° in the Old Royal Collection in the Royal Library of Copenhagen, ed. Jón Helgason1955; II
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