Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 22 (Hjálmarr inn hugumstóri, Lausavísur 12)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 837.
context: This stanza is the fourth in the sequence beginning with Ǫrv 21, followed by Ǫrv 9 and 7. There is no intervening prose.
notes: In the Ǫrv mss, the sequence of stanzas Ǫrv 11, 9, 7, 12 and 13 share common themes: Hjálmarr’s concern with the women of the Swedish court, his reluctant parting from them and, in particular, his parting with Ingibjörg. — As pointed out in the Note to Ǫrv 18/7-8, there is a considerable similarity between that stanza, especially in the Ǫrv versions, and the present one. The name Ingibjörg also occurs in both. — [5-8]: In this edn the clause er vit síðan sjámz aldrigi ‘since we two shall never see each other again’ (ll. 7-8) has been treated as generally explanatory, but it is also possible to understand the er-clause, as Skj B does, as referring narrowly to sá tregi ‘that grief’ (ll. 5, 6), explaining what the grief consists in.
texts: ‹Ǫrv 22›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga α 2 (AII, 295; BII, 315); Skald II, 167, NN §2600; Ǫrv 1888, 103, Ǫrv 1892, 58, FSGJ 2, 259; Edd. Min. 50.