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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd LvVIII)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, 865

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18 — ǪrvOdd Lv 18VIII (Ǫrv 51)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 51 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Lausavísur 18)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 865.

Sjólfr, vartu eigi
Sámseyju í,
þar er við Hjörvarð
höggum skiptum.
Tveir váru vit,
en þeir tólf saman;
sigr hafða ek;
saztu kyrr meðan.

 

Sjólfr, you were not on Samsø, where we exchanged blows with Hjǫrvarðr. We were two, but they [were] twelve together; I had the victory; you stayed quiet in the meanwhile.

context: Oddr goes back to his seat after declaiming Ǫrv 49 and 50, and his opponents then offers him two more full horns, which he drinks, and then speaks the following two stanzas, Ǫrv 51 and 52.

notes: This stanza alludes to the fight on the Danish island of Sámsey (Samsø) between Oddr and his companion Hjálmarr and twelve berserk brothers. This legendary fight is described in both Heiðr and Ǫrv and in Saxo’s Gesta Danorum; see further Introduction to Ǫrv 5-12. 

texts: Ǫrv 51

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VII 18 (AII, 301; BII, 320); Skald II, 171; Ǫrv 1888, 164, Ǫrv 1892, 83, FSGJ 2, 317-18.

sources

Holm perg 7 4° (7) 55r, 6 - 55r, 7 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 344 a 4° (344a) 21v, 29 - 21v, 31 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 343 a 4° (343a) 77v, 5 - 77v, 6 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 89r - 89r (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 53v, 33 - 54r, 4 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 28r, 25 - 28v, 1 (Ǫrv)  
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