Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 120 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 50)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 927.
|Lét ek eigi þess langt at bíða,
at Sæundi at sjónum varð.
|Unnu skatnar skip mín hroðin, |
en sjálfr þaðan sunds kostaðak.
Lét ek eigi langt at bíða þess, at varð at sjónum Sæundi. Skatnar unnu skip mín hroðin, en sjálfr kostaðak sunds þaðan.
I did not let a long time pass before I was seen by Sæundr. Men cleared my ships, but I myself swam away from there.
Mss: 343a(81r), 471(95v), 173ˣ(63vb) (Ǫrv)
Readings:  at: er 471, 173ˣ  Unnu: so 471, 173ˣ, unnum 343a  kostaðak: kostaði 471, 173ˣ
Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 50: AII, 315, BII, 334, Skald II, 179; Ǫrv 1888, 205, FSGJ 2, 355.
Notes: [All]: This laconic stanza refers to a rather foolhardy adventure Oddr undertakes immediately after he has returned to Sweden with Hjálmarr’s corpse. His viking opponent, who has many more ships than Oddr has, is named Sæundr in 344a and Sæviðr in 7, while the prose texts of 343a and 471 name him Sæmundr (Ǫrv 1888, 108-9). Sæundr and his men clear all Oddr’s ships, and he himself is wounded in the calf. Though he is captured and held aboard one of the enemy ships, he manages to break free and swim to safety. See further Ǫrv 52 and Note to [All], where the aftermath of this episode is recounted. —  Sæundi ‘Sæundr’: All three mss have this form of the viking’s name, although it is at variance with the prose texts of 343a and 471. This seems to indicate that this detail of the Ævdr was not based directly on the prose texts of the younger mss. — : This line is very similar to Ív Sig 41/8II.