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Gyðja (Gyðja)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 6

Lausavísur — Gyðja LvVIII (Ǫrv)

Not published: do not cite (Gyðja LvVIII (Ǫrv))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6 

SkP info: VIII, 878

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3 — Gyðja Lv 3VIII (Ǫrv 63 [a])

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 63 (Gyðja, Lausavísur 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 878.

Hverir ólu þik         upp svá heimskan,
er þú eigi vill         Óðin blóta?

Hverir ólu þik upp svá heimskan, er þú vill eigi blóta Óðin?

Which people brought you up so stupid that you are not willing to sacrifice to Óðinn?

Mss: 344a(23v), 343a(78v), 471(91v), 173ˣ(57r) (Ǫrv)

Readings: [1] Hverir: hver 173ˣ;    ólu: ól 173ˣ    [2] upp: svá upp 173ˣ;    svá: til 343a, 471, til svá 173ˣ;    heimskan: mikillar ergi 173ˣ    [3] eigi vill: so 343a, 471, eigi 344a, villt ei 173ˣ    [4] Óðin: ‘Odinom’ 173ˣ;    blóta: so all others, blótar 344a

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VIII 5: AII, 304, BII, 323, Skald II, 172; Ǫrv 1888, 180, FSGJ 2, 329; Edd. Min. 76.

Context: See Introduction to stanzas 59-70. Stanza 63ab is a dialogue between Gyðja and Oddr. Lines 1-4 (Ǫrv 63a) are introduced with the words þá kvað hon ‘then she said’, while lines 5-8 (Ǫrv 63b) are Oddr’s reply, beginning þá kvað Oddr ‘then Oddr said’.

Notes: [All]: Stanzas 63ab-70 are not present in ms. 7, although two pairs of lines from sts 61 and 62 in 7 are variants of parts of sts 66 and 69 in the other mss.

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