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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Oddr breiðfirðingr (Obreið)

10th century; volume 5; ed. Judy Quinn;

Illugadrápa (Illdr) - 2

Skj info: Oddr Breiðfirðingr, Islænder, omkr. 1000. (AI, 154, BI, 146-147).

Skj poems:

Illugadrápa — Obreið IlldrV (Eb)

Not published: do not cite (Obreið IlldrV (Eb))

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Skj: Oddr Breiðfirðingr: Illugadrápa (AI, 154, BI, 146-147)

This edition is currently in preparation and will be published in a forthcoming volume of the series. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

2 — Obreið Illdr 2V (Eb 2)

Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Obreið Illdr 2V (Eb 2))

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Drótt gekk sýnt á sættir, en þar fellu þrír svellendr andvǫku randar fyr þolli svells þremja, áðr Snorri, kynfrǫmuðr kvánar hreggs kœmi griðum við seggi; þat forráð fyrða gerðisk frægt.


 The band clearly went back on the agreement, and three swellers of shields’ wakefulness [> battle > warriors] fell there in the face of the fir-tree of the ice of sword-edge [> blade > warrior], before Snorri, promoter of the giant-wife’s wolf-kin [> warrior], brought men to a truce; such leadership of warriors became famous.


texts: Eb 2 (ch. 17)

editions: Skj Oddr Breiðfirðingr: Illugadrápa 2 (AI, 154; BI, 146); Skald I, 80, NN §§472, 2910C; Eb 1864, 20, 131, Eb 1897, 47, ÍF 4, 31 (Eb ch. 17), Eb 2003, 44-5; Konráð Gíslason 1892, 20.


AM 448 4°x (448x) 31, 14 - 31, 21 (Eb)  transcr.  image  
AM 126 folx (126x) 74r, 31 - 74r, 35 (Eb)  image  image  
AM 442 4°x (442x) 25, 2 - 25, 6 (Eb)  transcr.  image  
AM 309 4° (309) 36ra, 1 - 36ra, 3 [2-8] (Eb)  transcr.  image  
AM 446 4°x (446x) 10r - 10r (Eb)  
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