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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd LvVIII)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, 864

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17 — ǪrvOdd Lv 17VIII (Ǫrv 50)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 50 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Lausavísur 17)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 864.

Þar létu vér
lindi barða
hörðu grjóti,
hvössum sverðum.
Þrír lifðum vér
en þeir níu;
hrókr hernuminn,
hví þegir nú?

 

There we caused the linden shield to be struck with hard stones, with sharp swords. Three of us lived, but nine of them; forcibly taken chatterbox, why are you silent now?

context: As for Ǫrv 49. This stanza follows on immediately without any prose introduction.

notes: This stanza refers to the same incident as Ǫrv 49, the encounter between Oddr and Hjálmarr and Ǫgmundr Eyþjófsbani (see further Ǫrv 49, Note to [All]). In that encounter Oddr and his men are outnumbered by Ǫgmundr and his eight followers, none of whom are killed. However, an unspecified number of Oddr’s men die, leaving only himself, Hjálmarr and Þórðr stafngláma ‘Prow-gleam’. The latter is killed treacherously after the battle is over. — [5-6]: For the significance of the numbers three and nine, see Note to [All] above.

texts: Ǫrv 50

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VII 17 (AII, 301; BII, 320); Skald II, 171; Ǫrv 1888, 164, Ǫrv 1892, 82-3, FSGJ 2, 317; Edd. Min. 56.

sources

Holm perg 7 4° (7) 55r, 3 - 55r, 4 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 344 a 4° (344a) 21v, 27 - 21v, 28 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 343 a 4° (343a) 77v, 2 - 77v, 4 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 89r - 89r (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 53v, 23 - 53v, 24 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 28r, 23 - 28r, 24 (Ǫrv)  
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