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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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd LvVIII)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, 867

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20 — ǪrvOdd Lv 20VIII (Ǫrv 53)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 53 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Lausavísur 20)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 867.

Þit munuð hvergi         hæfir þykkja,
Sigurðr ok Sjólfr,         í sveit konungs,
ef ek Hjálmars get         ins hugumstóra,
þess er snarligast         sverði beitti.

Þit munuð hvergi þykkja hæfir í sveit konungs, Sigurðr ok Sjólfr, ef ek get Hjálmars ins hugumstóra, þess er beitti sverði snarligast.

You two will nowhere appear worthy in a king’s retinue, Sigurðr and Sjólfr, if I mention Hjálmarr inn hugumstóri (‘the Great-minded‘), the one who wielded the sword most keenly.

Mss: 7(55r), 344a(22r), 343a(77v), 471(89r), 173ˣ(54r) (Ǫrv)

Readings: [1] munuð: mund 344a, munið 471    [2] hæfir: hœfa 173ˣ    [3] Sigurðr ok Sjólfr: so 343a, 173ˣ, ‘s. ok s.’ 7, 344a, ‘Sig. ok si.’ 471    [4] sveit: so 343a, 471, 173ˣ, corrected from höll 7, höll 344a;    konungs: konungi 471    [5] get: so all others, getk 7    [7] þess: sá 471, þá 173ˣ;    snar‑: snarp‑ 344a, 343a, 471, 173ˣ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VII 20: AII, 302, BII, 321, Skald II, 171; Ǫrv 1888, 165, Ǫrv 1892, 83, FSGJ 2, 319; Edd. Min. 69.

Context: After the audience in the king’s hall has shown its appreciation of Oddr’s satirical verses, Sjólfr brings him new horns, Sigurðr having now passed out, which Oddr drinks down. He approaches Sjólfr with this and the following five stanzas, which are cited in the text without prose intervention.

Notes: [3] Sigurðr ok Sjólfr ‘Sigurðr and Sjólfr’: Cf. Ǫrv 36/3 and Note for discussion of the spelling of Sjólfr’s name. — [7] snarligast ‘most keenly’: The form snarpligast (from snarpr ‘rough, keen, sharp’) means much the same as the lemma.

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