Oddi inn litli Glúmsson (Oddi)
12th century; volume 2; ed. Judith Jesch;
Lausavísur (Lv) - 5
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).
Judith Jesch 2009, ‘ 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. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1315> (accessed 16 October 2021)
Skj: Oddi lítli Glúmsson: Lausavísur (AI, 529-30, BI, 509-10)
SkP info: II, 616
2 — Oddi Lv 2II
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| 325I ||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 ||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 ||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.|| |
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