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Sigurðr (Sigurðr)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Lausavísur — Sigurðr LvVIII (Ǫrv)

Margaret Clunies Ross (forthcoming), ‘ Sigurðr, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3171> (accessed 16 October 2021)

stanzas:  1   2 

SkP info: VIII, 849

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1 — Sigurðr Lv 1VIII (Ǫrv 35)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 35 (Sigurðr, Lausavísur 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 849.

Oddr, vartu eigi         at eggroði,
þá er seggi allvalds         svelta létum.
Bar ek sár þaðan         sex ok átta,
en þú með bygðum         batt þér matar.

Oddr, vartu eigi at {eggroði}, þá er létum seggi allvalds svelta. Ek bar sex ok átta sár þaðan, en þú batt þér matar með bygðum.

Oddr, you were not at {the blade-reddening} [BATTLE], when we caused the mighty ruler’s men to die. I carried from there six and eight [fourteen] wounds, but you were begging for food for yourself among the settlements.

Mss: 7(54v), 344a(21r), 343a(77r), 471(88r-v) (Ǫrv)

Readings: [3] all‑: al‑ 343a    [7] en: ok 343a;    bygðum: bæjum 344a, 343a, 471

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VII 2: AII, 297, BII, 317, Skald II, 169; Ǫrv 1888, 159, Ǫrv 1892, 78, FSGJ 2, 311-12; Edd. Min. 65.

Context: Sigurðr now approaches Oddr with a second horn full of ale and recites this stanza.

Notes: [All]: Sigurðr uses another standard topos of the mannjafnaðr, of the form ‘I was at the fight, but you were not there [implication: you were too cowardly to fight]; instead you were engaged in a demeaning act in pursuit of creature comforts [implication: you are soft and unmanly]’. — [7] með bygðum ‘among the settlements’: The other mss have með bæjum ‘among the farms’.

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