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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd LvVIII)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, 858

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12 — ǪrvOdd Lv 12VIII (Ǫrv 45)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 45 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Lausavísur 12)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 858.

Sjólfr, vartu eigi,
þar er sverð ruðum
hvöss á jarli
fyr Hléseyju,
en þú hallaðiz
heima á milli
kálfs ok þýjar.


Sjólfr, you were not there where we reddened sharp swords on the jarl off Læsø, but you were lolling around at home, marvellously talkative, between the calf and the servant woman.

context: After reciting the previous stanza, Oddr sits down and Sjólfr and Sigurðr drain their horns. They refill horns for Oddr and bring them to him, but are unable to recite any poetry. They sit down again, Oddr drinks off the horns and fills another two for his rivals. Seeing that they are now very drunk, he recites the two following stanzas.

notes: In this stanza Oddr is alluding to an encounter between himself and Hjálmarr and a viking jarl, Hergautr, who was lying with a fleet of ships off the Danish island of Hlésey (Læsø). They fought, and the jarl was killed together with many of his men (Ǫrv 1888, 77-9; Ǫrv 1892, 41).

texts: Ǫrv 45

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VII 12 (AII, 299-300; BII, 319); Skald II, 170, FF §37; Ǫrv 1888, 162, Ǫrv 1892, 81, FSGJ 2, 315; Edd. Min. 68.


Holm perg 7 4° (7) 54v, 27 - 54v, 28 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 344 a 4° (344a) 21v, 17 - 21v, 19 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 343 a 4° (343a) 77r, 33 - 77r, 35 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 88v - 89r (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 53r, 30 - 53v, 6 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 28r, 12 - 28r, 13 (Ǫrv)  
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