Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 125 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 55)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 932.
notes: This stanza relates to a small section of the prose text (not in ms. 7) that follows on from an episode in which Oddr and his companions encounter Christians in Aquitaine and accept Christianity (Ǫrv 1888, 114). Oddr is restless and decides to move on, but Guðmundr and Sigurðr remain behind. — Although for consistency
343a is taken as main ms. for this stanza, 471 has the best text of ll. 5-8. — [5-8]: Ms. 471’s version of these lines is the only one that is metrically regular, assuming that the ek ‘I’ of l. 5 was probably not original. Boer prints 471’s text here, and so does this edn; Skj B and Skald delete mínir ‘my’ in l. 7 (in both 343a and 173ˣ) and produce a word order for ll. 7-8 that does not occur in any ms., namely urðu bræðr þar | báðir eptir ‘both brothers remained behind there’. FSGJ reproduces 343a’s text of ll. 7-8.
texts: ‹Ǫrv 125›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 55 (AII, 316; BII, 335); Skald II, 180; Ǫrv 1888, 205-6, FSGJ 2, 357.