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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd LvVIII)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, 859

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

13 — ǪrvOdd Lv 13VIII (Ǫrv 46)

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 46 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Lausavísur 13)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 859.

Sigurðr, vartu eigi,
er á Selund feldak
bræðr bölharða
Brand ok Agnar,
Ásmund, Ingjald,
Álfr var inn fimti.
En þú heima látt
í höll konungs,
skrökmálasamr,
skauð hernumin.

 

Sigurðr, you were not [there] when on Sjælland I felled the harm-hard brothers Brandr and Agnarr, Ásmundr, Ingjaldr; Álfr was the fifth. But you, babbler of lies, lay at home in the king’s hall, you forcibly taken cunt.

context: As for Ǫrv 45.

notes: In this stanza Oddr accuses Sigurðr of not being present when he, in company with Ásmundr and Hjálmarr, fought on the Danish island of Selund (ModDan. Sjælland, ModEngl. Zealand) against five berserk brothers, Brandr, Ásmundr, Agnarr, Ingjaldr and Álfr. According to the saga, Oddr killed all the brothers without suffering a single wound (Ǫrv 1888, 66-7; Ǫrv 1892, 35-6). — This stanza has ten lines, instead of the usual eight, and most eds regard ll. 5-6 as a later insertion; however, they are present in all mss and the names correspond to those of the five berserk brothers in the prose saga. Ms. 173ˣ has ll. 5-6 but omits ll. 9-10.

texts: Ǫrv 46

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VII 13 (AII, 300; BII, 319); Skald II, 170; Ǫrv 1888, 162-3, Ǫrv 1892, 81, FSGJ 2, 316; Edd. Min. 68.

sources

Holm perg 7 4° (7) 54v, 28 - 54v, 30 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 344 a 4° (344a) 21v, 19 - 21v, 21 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 343 a 4° (343a) 77r, 35 - 77r, 37 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 89r - 89r (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 53v, 7 - 53v, 14 [1-8] (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 28r, 13 - 28r, 16 (Ǫrv)  
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