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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd ÆvdrVIII (Ǫrv))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, 946

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70 — ǪrvOdd Ævdr 70VIII (Ǫrv 140)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 140 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa 70)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 946.

Sat ek at sælu
síðan minni
vilgi lengi,
sem ek vita þóttumz.
Fjölð er at segja
frá förum mínum
snotrum seggjum;
sjá mun in efsta.


I remained afterwards in my good fortune for a very long time, as I seemed to know. There is a great deal to tell wise men about my journeys; this one will be the last.

notes: Ǫrv 140 ll. 5-8 and Ǫrv 141 are found in 7 shortly before the end of the saga, just after Oddr has ordered one group of his men to prepare him a tomb and the other to listen and remember the poem (kvæði) that he is about to compose as his end draws near. Ǫrv 140 is introduced in 7 with the words Þessa vísu kvað Oddr síðast ‘Oddr spoke this stanza last’. There is no break between what is presented here as l. 8 of Ǫrv 140 and l. 1 of Ǫrv 141, which suggests that in 7’s version they should be considered as comprising one long stanza of twelve lines. In the younger mss this stanza is the second-to-last of the continuous Ævdr.

texts: Ǫrv 140

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga IX 70 (AII, 319; BII, 338); Skald II, 182; Ǫrv 1888, 195, 208, Ǫrv 1892, 95, 100, FSGJ 2, 361-2; Edd. Min. 58.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 81v, 11 - 81v, 12 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  image  
Holm perg 7 4° (7) 57r, 6 - 57r, 7 [5-8] (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 96r - 96r (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 65rb, 3 - 65rb, 10 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 34v, 23 - 34v, 24 (Ǫrv)  
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