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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))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, 914

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

34 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 34VIII (Ǫrv 104)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 104 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 34)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 914.

Fóru teitir
tveggja vegna
brynþings boðar,
þegar byrir fenguz.
Sigldum síðan
Svíþjóðar til;
sóttum Yngva
til Uppsala.


{The cheerful offerers {of the mailcoat-assembly}} [BATTLE > WARRIORS] went on their two ways, once they got favourable winds. Then we sailed to Sweden; we visited Yngvi in Uppsala.

notes: This stanza continues to follow the narrative line of the prose texts, though there is a discrepancy between the mss in the name of the Swedish king, who is Ingjaldr in 7 (Ǫrv 1888, 69) and Hlǫðver in 344a (Ǫrv 1888, 68), while the poetic texts call him Yngvi (or Ingvi or Ingi). His name is also given as Yngvi in the Hb and R715ˣ prose texts of Heiðr.

texts: Ǫrv 104

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 34 (AII, 312; BII, 331); Skald II, 177; Ǫrv 1888, 202, FSGJ 2, 350.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 81r, 4 - 81r, 5 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 95r - 95r (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 62vb, 18 - 62vb, 25 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 33v, 21 - 33v, 22 (Ǫrv)  
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