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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Oddi inn litli Glúmsson (Oddi)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Judith Jesch;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 5

Skj info: Oddi lítli Glúmsson, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 529-30, BI, 509-10).

Skj poems:

Oddi inn litli ‘the Small’ Glúmsson (Oddi) is only known from Orkn. He is said to have been one of two Icelanders (the other is Ármóðr (Árm)) who came to the court of Rǫgnvaldr jarl in Orkney one autumn. While Ármóðr is described as a skáld, of Oddi it is said that he orti enn vel ‘was also good at composing’ (ÍF 34, 200-1). Oddi is then said to have been one of the skáld jarls ‘skalds of the jarl’ who accompanied Rǫgnvaldr on his journey to the Holy Land (ÍF 34, 204). When Oddi is introduced, the main saga ms. (Flat) says that he was hjaltlenzkr ‘from Shetland’ but all eds have preferred the reading of two other mss, which say that he was an Icelander and which add that he was from Breiðafjörður (Orkn 1913-16, 221 and n. 1). His patronymic may suggest he was descended from Glúmr Geirason (GlúmrI), in whose family there were many poets (ÍF 34, 201 nn. 1-2).

Lausavísur — Oddi LvII

Judith Jesch 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Oddi inn litli Glúmsson, Lausavísur’ 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. 614-19.

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Skj: Oddi lítli Glúmsson: Lausavísur (AI, 529-30, BI, 509-10)

in texts: Flat, Orkn

SkP info: II, 614-19

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1. R702x - 45r/18-45r/21
Stendr og hyggr at ho᷎ggva, herdilvtr med sverdi | bandalfur beidi rindi balldurz vid dyrr a tialldi | firum man hann med hio᷎rvi ho᷎ttr nu er mal at so᷎ttizt | hlo᷎dendr hleypiskida hlunz adr geigr se vnninn.
325I - 11r/1-11r/2
ldr v dyʀ atialldi · firvm mvn hann hiorvi hættr nv er mal at sætaz | hleþendr hleypi skiþa hlvnz aþr geigr se vɴiɴ ·
Flat - 139va/27-139va/29
Stendr ok hyɢr at hauɢua herdi lwtr med suerdi band ꜳlfr beidir rindi | balldr vid dyʀ a tialldi fyʀ muna hann med hiorfui hætt nu er mꜳl at | sættaz hlædendr hleypi skida hlunz adr geigr se wnninn.
2. 325I - 12v/24-12v/26
Trꜹt erv ver sem ec vetti verþir ermingerþar veit | ec at hosk ma heita hlaþgrvnd konungr sprvnda þviat somir bil brim|a bꜹga stallz at ꜹllv hon lifi sꜹl vnd solar setri myclv betri·
Flat - 140ra/14-140ra/16
Trautt erum ver sem ek væ|tti verdir ermingerdar veit ek at hosk mꜳ heita hladgrund konungr sprunda þat somir bil | brima bauga stallz at aullu hon lifui sæl vnd solar setri myklu betri.
R702x - 46v/9-46v/12
Trautt eru ver enn ek vo᷎tti, verdir Ermingerdar | veit ek at hosk ma heita, hladgrund konungr sprunda | þuiat somir bil brima, bauga stallz at o᷎llu | hon lifi so᷎l und solar, setri, miklu betra.
3. Flat - 140rb/42-140rb/44
Hafdi hollvinr lofda hinn er miod dreckr inni sun|da lauks med sueigi siau dægr muni hægri enn riklundadr rendi raugnualldr med lid sk|ialldat hesti halli glæstum hlunz at niorfa sundum.
R702x - 48r/3-48r/6
hafdi hollvinr jo᷎fra, hinn er miod dreckur jnni | sunda logz med sueigi sex dægr, muni ho᷎gri | Enn riklundadr reyndi Ro᷎gnualldr med lid skialldat | hesti halli glo᷎stum hlunz at no᷎rva sundum
4. Flat - 140vb/33-140vb/35
Bꜳru lyng | lendra manna firi þarsnes þorbiorn suarta trad hlynbiorn vnd hofud skꜳldi ata | iord akrs borgar til.
R702x - 49v/12-49v/14
Baru, lung lendra manna þrasnes þorbiorn suarta | trad hlunbiorn vnd hofudskalldi | áta jord ákurzborgar.
5. R702x - 49v/15-49v/18
þar sa ek hann at ho᷎fudkirkiu | siklingz vin, sandi áusinn | Nu þrvmer grund, grytt at hanum | solu birt a svdurvegum.
Flat - 140vb/35-140vb/36
þa sa ek hann at hofudkirkiu siklings vin sandi ausinn nu þrumir | grund grytt yfir hꜳnum solu signud a sudr laundum.
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