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Not published: do not cite (ǪrvOdd LvVIII)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

 

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.

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.

texts: Ǫrv 53

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.

sources

Holm perg 7 4° (7) 55r, 12 - 55r, 13 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 344 a 4° (344a) 22r, 7 - 22r, 9 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 343 a 4° (343a) 77v, 14 - 77v, 16 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 89r - 89r (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 54r, 16 - 54r, 19 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 28v, 7 - 28v, 9 (Ǫrv)  
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