Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 69 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Lausavísur 32)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 884.
context: Oddr continues his response to Gyðja. This stanza follows Ǫrv 68, introduced with the clause ok enn kvað Oddr ‘and Oddr said further’.
notes: This stanza is lacking in 173ˣ, while 7 has ll. 5-8 as ll. 5-8 of a 12-line Ǫrv 62. — [5-6]: These lines are likely to be a variation on the proverbial saying Ilt er at eiga þræl at einka vin ‘It is bad to have a scoundrel [lit. ‘slave’] as an intimate friend’, as Boer (Ǫrv 1892, 91 n. to l. 20) points out, giving examples from Old Icelandic prose texts. — [5-8]: These lines occur in 7 as the middle section of Ǫrv 62. See Note to [All] to that stanza.
texts: ‹Ǫrv 69›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga VIII 11 (AII, 305-6; BII, 324); Skald II, 173; Ǫrv 1888, 184, FSGJ 2, 331; Edd. Min. 75.