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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ǫrvar-Oddr (ǪrvOdd)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 32

not in Skj

Lausavísur — ǪrvOdd LvVIII

Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd LvVIII)

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SkP info: VIII, 853

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

8 — ǪrvOdd Lv 8VIII (Ǫrv 40)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 40 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Lausavísur 8)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 853.

Slóttu við meyjar
málþing, Sæólfr,
meðan loga létum
leika of kynnum.
Unnum harðan
Hadding drepinn,
ok Ölvi var
aldrs um synjat.


You carried on assignations with girls, Sjólfr, while we made flames play around families. We killed the hardy Haddingr and Ǫlvir was deprived of life.

context: Oddr drains the two horns offered by Sjólfr and Sigurðr and they return to their seats. Then he stands up and carries a horn to each of them, reciting the following two stanzas.

notes: Ms. 343a has been taken here as main ms., because there are grounds for thinking that ll. 1-2 in 7 have been affected by scribal dittography from the following stanza, Ǫrv 41/1-2, and there are also other inferior readings in this ms. Ms. 344a’s text is also inferior to those of 343a and 471.

texts: Ǫrv 40

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VII 7 (Od. - AII, 298-9; BII, 318); Skald II, 169, FF §36; Ǫrv 1888, 161, Ǫrv 1892, 79-80, FSGJ 2, 313-14; Edd. Min. 67.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 77r, 21 - 77r, 23 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 7 4° (7) 54v - 54v (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 a 4° (344a) 21v, 8 - 21v, 9 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 88v - 88v (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 27v, 27 - 27v, 28 (Ǫrv)  
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