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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))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, 922

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44 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 44VIII (Ǫrv 114)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 114 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 44)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 922.

Fundum þegna,         er þaðan fórum,
teita ok sleitna         í Trönuvágum.
Var ei Ögmundi         andrán tegat;
kómumz þrír þaðan,         en þeir níu.

Fundum teita ok sleitna þegna í Trönuvágum, er fórum þaðan. {Andrán} var ei tegat Ögmundi; kómumz þrír þaðan, en þeir níu.

We encountered some happy, aggressive men in Trǫnuvágar, when we were going from there. {Life-robbery} [DEATH] had not shown itself ready for Ǫgmundr; three of us came away from there and they were nine.

Mss: 343a(81r), 471(95r), 173ˣ(63va) (Ǫrv)

Readings: [5] ei: so 471, 173ˣ, eigi 343a    [6] andrán: auðhægt 173ˣ;    tegat: togat 471, tekit 173ˣ    [7] kómumz: kómumz vit 173ˣ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 44: AII, 314, BII, 333, Skald II, 178, NN §2609; Ǫrv 1888, 204, FSGJ 2, 353-4.

Notes: [All]: The same encounter between Oddr and his deadliest enemy, Ǫgmundr Eyþjófsbani, is treated in Ǫrv 31-3 and in Oddr’s mannjafnaðr, Ǫrv 49-50. For the background, see Ǫrv 49 Note to [All]. — [3-4]: A similar long-line, teitir ok reifir | at Trönuvágum ‘happy and cheerful to Trǫnuvágar’ is at Ǫrv 49/5-6. The two adjectives there refer to Oddr and his men. Here, however, the adjectives, which appear to be ill-matched, refer to their opponents, and, presumably in light of this, Skj B emends l. 3 to teitir sleitna, so that teitir ‘happy’ refers to Oddr and his men, and sleitna ‘aggressive’ to their opponents. However all mss are in agreement on the reading given here, also supported by NN §2609. — [4] í Trönuvágum ‘in Trǫnuvágar’: An unknown location, said in the prose text to be in the Götaälv skerries (Ǫrv 1888, 88-9). — [6] andrán ‘life-robbery [DEATH]’: A similar death-kenning to others with nouns for ‘life’ (aldrrán, fjǫrrán) as determinants (cf. Meissner 437). The same kenning occurs at Ǫrv 137/7.

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