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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ǫlvǫr (Ǫlvǫr)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

not in Skj

Lausavísa — Ǫlvǫr LvVIII (Ǫrv)

Margaret Clunies Ross (forthcoming), ‘ Ǫlvǫr, Lausavísa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 27 May 2022)


SkP info: VIII, 813

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

1 — Ǫlvǫr Lv 1VIII (Ǫrv 4)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 4 (Ǫlvǫr, Lausavísa 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 813.

Serk um frák ór silki
í sex stöðum görvan;
ermr á Íralandi
önnur norðr með Finnum.
Slógu Saxa meyjar,
en suðreyskar spunnu;
váfu valskar drósir;
varp Óþjóðans móðir.

Um frák serk ór silki görvan í sex stöðum; ermr á Íralandi, önnur norðr með Finnum. Saxa meyjar slógu, en suðreyskar spunnu; valskar drósir váfu; móðir Óþjóðans varp.

I have heard of a silken shirt made in six places; a sleeve in Ireland, another north among the Saami. Maidens of the Saxons struck [the weft], and Hebrideans spun; southern women wove; Óþjóðann’s mother cast [the warp].

texts: Ǫrv 4

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga II (Ǫlvǫr - AII, 290; BII, 311); Skald II, 165; Ǫrv 1888, 81, Ǫrv 1892, 42-3, FSGJ 2, 242-3.


Holm perg 7 4° (7) 50v, 4 - 50v, 6 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 344 a 4° (344a) 14r, 13 - 14r, 16 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 567 IV 4° (567IV) 2vb, 17 - 2vb, 20 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 343 a 4° (343a) 66r, 11 - 66r, 13 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 71v - 71v (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 31r, 24 - 31r, 29 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 11v, 11 - 11v, 13 (Ǫrv)  
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