This interface will soon cease to be publicly available. Use the new interface instead. Click here to switch over now.

Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

login: password: stay logged in: help

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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))

 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46   47   48   49   50   51   52   53   54   55   56   57   58   59   60   61   62   63   64   65   66   67   68   69   70   71 

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

SkP info: VIII, 926

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

49 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 49VIII (Ǫrv 119)

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 119 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 49)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 926.

Hafða ek eigi         á aldri mínum
höfuð hraustara         hvergi fundit.
Bar ek mér á herðum         hjálmum grimman,
ok til Sigtúna         síðan hafðak.

Ek hafða eigi á aldri mínum hvergi fundit hraustara höfuð. Ek bar grimman hjálmum á herðum mér, ok hafðak síðan til Sigtúna.

I had not in my life anywhere found a braver warrior. I carried the man fierce to helmets on my shoulders and afterwards brought him to Sigtuna.

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

Readings: [1] eigi: aldri 173ˣ    [6] hjálmum: Hjálmar 173ˣ    [8] hafðak: færða 173ˣ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 49: AII, 314-15, BII, 334, Skald II, 179; Ǫrv 1888, 205, FSGJ 2, 355.

Notes: [All]: According to the saga prose (Ǫrv 1888, 106-8), Oddr carried the dead Hjálmarr down to the shore and aboard his ship. Once he reached Sweden, he lifted his dead friend onto his back and carried him, together with his mail-coat and helmet, to the king’s hall in Uppsala (not Sigtuna, as in this stanza). — [3] höfuð ‘warrior’: Lit. ‘head’. — [5]: Most eds have either cliticised bar ek (so Skj B, Skald and FSGJ) or bracketed mér (so Ǫrv 1888). — [7] til Sigtúna ‘to Sigtuna’: On this royal settlement and proto-town, see Ǫrv 21/8 and Note there.

© Skaldic Project Academic Body, unless otherwise noted. Database structure and interface developed by Tarrin Wills. All users of material on this database are reminded that its content may be either subject to copyright restrictions or is the property of the custodians of linked databases that have given permission for members of the skaldic project to use their material for research purposes. Those users who have been given access to as yet unpublished material are further reminded that they may not use, publish or otherwise manipulate such material except with the express permission of the individual editor of the material in question and the General Editor of the volume in which the material is to be published. Applications for permission to use such material should be made in the first instance to the General Editor of the volume in question. All information that appears in the published volumes has been thoroughly reviewed. If you believe some information here is incorrect please contact Tarrin Wills with full details.