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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))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, 942

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65 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 65VIII (Ǫrv 135)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 135 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 65)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 942.

Kom ek um síðir,
þar er snarir þóttuz
Sigurðr ok Sjólfr
í sveit konungs.
Réð oss skatna lið
skots at beiða
ok skjaldfimi
við skata mengi.


I came at last to where Sigurðr and Sjólfr considered themselves smart in the king’s company. The troop of warriors advised us [me] to try shooting and agility with the shield against the crowd of men.

notes: The Ævdr now turns to the episode of Oddr’s visit to the court of King Herrauðr, and his mannjafnaðr with two of the king’s retainers, Sigurðr and Sjólfr. This verbal exchange, accompanied by a drinking contest, is preceded by contests of hunting, shooting with bows and arrows and swimming (see the following stanza), in each of which Oddr, still disguised as Víðfǫrull or Næframaðr (on the name, see Ǫrv 133, Note to l. 7 above), far outdoes his rivals (cf. Ǫrv 1888, 146-57). On the mannjafnaðr with Sigurðr and Sjólfr, see Introduction to Ǫrv 34-58.

texts: Ǫrv 135

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 65 (AII, 318; BII, 337); Skald II, 181, NN §3290C; Ǫrv 1888, 207, FSGJ 2, 360.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 81v, 4 - 81v, 5 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 96r - 96r (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 64vb, 12 - 64vb, 19 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 34v, 14 - 34v, 16 (Ǫrv)  
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