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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ǫrvar-Oddr (ǪrvOdd)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Ævidrápa (Ævdr) - 71

not in Skj

Ævidrápa — ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv)

Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddsaga IX (AII, 306-19, BII, 324-39)

SkP info: VIII, 911

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

30 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 30VIII (Ǫrv 100)

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 100 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 30)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 911.

Várum allir
vestr með Skolla;
þar at landi sat
lýða dróttinn.
Báru bragnar
blóðgar undir,
sverðum skornar,
en vér sigr höfðum.


We were all in the west with Skolli; there {the lord of men} [RULER = Játmundr] ruled over the land. Warriors bore bloody wounds, cut with swords, but we had the victory.

notes: The substance of this stanza corresponds to the second helmingr of Ǫrv 44 and an episode in the prose saga in which Oddr and Hjálmarr encounter a viking named Skolli during an expedition to England (Ǫrv 1888, 84-7). In the saga this episode occurs after an adventure in Ireland, in which Ásmundr is killed, and after Oddr’s meeting with the Irish woman Ǫlvǫr, who makes Oddr a protective magic shirt (see Ǫrv 4 and 111).

texts: Ǫrv 100

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 30 (AII, 311; BII, 330); Skald II, 176-7; Ǫrv 1888, 202, FSGJ 2, 349.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 80v, 43 - 80v, 44 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 95r - 95r (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 62va, 17 - 62va, 24 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 33v, 14 - 33v, 16 (Ǫrv)  
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