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Runic Dictionary

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Ǫrvar-Oddr (ǪrvOdd)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 32

Lausavísur — ǪrvOdd LvVIII

Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd LvVIII)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32 

SkP info: VIII, 850

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7 — ǪrvOdd Lv 7VIII (Ǫrv 37)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 37 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Lausavísur 7)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 850.

Þú látt, Sjólfr,
soðgólfi á,
dáða vanr
ok dýrs hugar,
en ek út
með Akvitánum
fjóra menn
fjörvi næmðak.

 

Sjólfr, you lay on the kitchen floor, lacking in achievements and splendid mettle, but I deprived four men of life out among the people of Aquitaine.

notes: A standard insult, suggesting that Sjólfr was both lazy (or drunk) and engaged in menial kitchen tasks while Oddr was achieving renown as an active warrior on foreign adventures. For a similar contrast between kitchen activities and martial prowess see Án 4/5-8 and Note to [All]. The metre of this stanza is kviðuháttr, with l. 6 in málaháttr.

texts: Ǫrv 37

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VII 4 (AII, 298; BII, 317); Skald II, 169; Ǫrv 1888, 160, Ǫrv 1892, 79, FSGJ 2, 312; Edd. Min. 66.

sources

Holm perg 7 4° (7) 54v, 11 - 54v, 12 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 344 a 4° (344a) 21v, 1 - 21v, 2 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 343 a 4° (343a) 77r, 14 - 77r, 16 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 88v - 88v (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 27v, 20 - 27v, 21 (Ǫrv)  
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