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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd LvVIII)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, 856

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10 — ǪrvOdd Lv 10VIII (Ǫrv 43)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 43 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Lausavísur 10)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 856.

Sjólfr, vartu eigi,
þar er sjá knátti
brynjur manna,
blóði þvegnar.
Hrukku oddar
í hringserkjum,
en höll konungs
heldr kannaðir.


Sjólfr, you were not there where one could see the mail-coats of men washed with blood. Weapon-points struck on mail-shirts, but you preferred to explore the king’s hall.

context: The drink now starts to affect Sigurðr so that he is unable to speak or compose poetry as he should at this point, which is a sign of his inferior powers in the mannjafnaðr. Sjólfr and Sigurðr now go to sit down, while Oddr drains the horns they have brought him. He then approaches his rivals with two horns and speaks the following two stanzas.

texts: Ǫrv 43

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VII 10 (Od. - AII, 299; BII, 319); Skald II, 170; Ǫrv 1888, 162, Ǫrv 1892, 80, FSGJ 2, 314-15; Edd. Min. 67.


Holm perg 7 4° (7) 54v, 18 - 54v, 19 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 344 a 4° (344a) 21v, 13 - 21v, 15 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 343 a 4° (343a) 77r, 29 - 77r, 30 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 88v - 88v (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 28r, 7 - 28r, 8 (Ǫrv)  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated