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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sjólfr (Sjólfr)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 3

not in Skj

Lausavísur — Sjólfr LvVIII (Ǫrv)

Margaret Clunies Ross (forthcoming), ‘ Sjólfr, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 2 December 2021)

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SkP info: VIII, 855

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3 — Sjólfr Lv 3VIII (Ǫrv 42)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 42 (Sjólfr, Lausavísur 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 855.

Oddr, vartu eigi         á Atalsfjalli,
þá er fenloga         fengit höfðum.
Vér berserki         binda knáttum;
þá var af kappi         konungs lið drepit.

Oddr, vartu eigi á Atalsfjalli, þá er höfðum fengit {fenloga}. Vér knáttum binda berserki; þá var lið konungs drepit af kappi.

Oddr, you were not on Atalsfjall when we had obtained {fen-flame} [GOLD]. We bound berserks; then the king’s retinue was killed with ardour.

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

Readings: [1] eigi: so all others, ei 7    [2] á: á á 343a;    Atals‑: ‘atans’ corrected from ‘a[…]’ 343a, ‘atans’ 471    [3] ‑loga: ‘lo᷎gu’ 471    [5] ber‑: bes‑ 344a, 343a    [6] binda: brytja 344a;    knáttum: ‘knadumi’ 344a, gerðum 343a    [7] kappi: ‘kꜹpumm’ 344a    [8] lið: sonr 344a;    drepit: drepinn 344a

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VII 9: AII, 299, BII, 318, Skald II, 170; Ǫrv 1888, 161, Ǫrv 1892, 80, FSGJ 2, 314; Edd. Min. 67.

Context: Oddr returns to his seat and his two rivals drain the horns he had offered them. They then bring two horns to Oddr and Sjólfr speaks this stanza.

Notes: [All]: The incident referred to in this stanza is unknown. — [2] á Atalsfjalli ‘on Atalsfjall’: This p. n. is unknown. Atall (lit. ‘fierce one’) is the name of a sea-king in Þul Sækonunga 1/6III and functions as the determinant in a ship-kenning (Glúmr Gráf 12/4I).

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